Sherlock Jr. Speaks Volumes (Without Making a Sound)

“All this changes when, a third of the way into the film, the camera points toward the movie screen, which our hero promptly tries to enter. It is the open door into a magic realm” (Parshall 70). This is exactly how I felt while watching Buster Keaton’s cinematic masterpiece Sherlock Jr. This film blurs the […]

Two Independent Film Reviews: Shadows, The Squid & The Whale

If you’ve never watched an Independent Film: You might not be used to a film that delves into a character’s actions and motivations. Independent films are often times multi-vocal in their technique, so we get to experience the emotions of multiple characters. The best thing about watching films like these is that they are thought-provoking […]

The Lovely Bones [Book Review]

Alice Sebold New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. 328 pgs [SPOILERS BELOW] Plot Summary: Susie Salmon was raped and murdered on December 6, 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after taking a shortcut through a cornfield home from school. The novel is a coming-of-age story. Even though Susie dies in the first chapter she continues to […]

Defending Harry Potter

Here is the original article by Dave Thier. It was written yesterday and has spawned some controversy for die hard fans. I will take this article on, section by section, line by line if need be. Dave needs to stop writing articles about things he clearly didn’t research and doesn’t care about. Dave Thier, I […]

Full Screen Scene

I’m trying out the newest addition to WordPress: distraction-free writing thanks to a new full-screen writing option! I have to say I’m impressed with a website that is so dedicated to writing and toward helping that task even more simple and enjoyable. As an unemployed twenty-something with a “useless” English B.A. living in the Midwest […]