Tag Archives: film criticism

The New Mythology is the Old Mythology

Kingdom of the Banal Why is it I find it so hard to finish novels these days? And I’m not talking about trashy supermarket fluff, either. I mean the stuff that in Canada is given the imprimateur of ‘literary fiction.’ … Continue reading

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The Delusion of Invulnerability

A Review of The Desolation of Smaug Less action, more magic. I could stop at that and it would be a fitting review of this movie. The current craze for ultraviolence in mega-budget movies made possible by CGI too often … Continue reading

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Occupy Love—An Exercise in Hope or Futility?

Warning: review may include spoilers Occupy Love (http://occupylove.org/), the latest in filmmaker Velcrow Ripper’s Fierce Love Trilogy of social activist documentaries, poses the existential question of our era—Can the forces of love triumph over the forces of corporate and governmental … Continue reading

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