Film

The Philosophy breakthrough: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Hello dear readers, At the conclusion of Netflix season 3 series heroine Kimmy Schmidt and fellow characters delve deep into identity, life purpose, and what it means to be a good person as well as how to align with your true self. Deep topics for a series which is often silly but also very clever […]

The Woman Who Wasn’t There?


Hello readers, Last night,  a friend was telling me about a Spanish woman (Alicia Esteve Head, also known as Tanya Head), who successfully manipulated the media and headed a 9/11 survivors group. Ms. Head, who was in Spain at the time of the attacks, managed to convince the public that she was in the twin […]

A Place at the Table: Hunger in the USA


Hello readers, I recently watched a documentary, A Place at the Table (co-directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush and starring Jeff Bridges, 2012) on the subject of hunger in America.  Three different families in three regions of the U.S. are featured with their particular experiences and situations.  According to the film, at least fifty million […]

Artist: Defender of Individual Liberties


Hello readers, In our hearts, we all crave freedom.  The desire for freedom takes up  permanent residence in a corner of our beings, bumping up to the desire for security.  In the heart of the artist, the need for individual freedom is more often than not stronger than the need to assimilate into the group and be […]

Love and the Fabric of Life


Hello readers, I don’t often visit my Facebook page, but as I browsed through a list of people I possibly know, people connected to people I have met at various times in my life, I was struck by the connective tissue of life and relationships, and the choices that we make.  Thematically dogged by solitude, […]

The Cloud Atlas: A few thoughts on the film


The Cloud Atlas is a very ambitious independent film based on the book by David Mitchell, published in 2004.  Directed by Tom Twyker, Andy and Lana Wachowsky, with a star studded cast (see link): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/fullcredits#directors It is useful to look at the list of cast members and the various roles that each actor plays within the […]