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  • Can we see past our own reality?
    Can we see past our own reality? We all grow up and at some point dream of becoming a prince or princess, right?  At the very… Read More...
  • Can the real me be loved?
    Can the real me be loved? The transformative moments of our lives always begin somewhere. And in the case of Juno MacGuff, it all begins… Read More...
  • Can reality shift when we choose to see a little differently?
    Can reality shift when we choose to see a little differently? As of late, there has been a resurgence of sorts for the “let’s-mess-with-realities-and-sub-realities” genre that was popularized via The… Read More...
  • Why is it that families fascinate and entertain us?
    Why is it that families fascinate and entertain us? This isn’t just a recent phenomena. Over 30 years ago, Kramer vs. Kramer, a film about a mom… Read More...
  • How do our hopes and fears playout in our lives?
    How do our hopes and fears playout in our lives? I have long had a theory that some of the best documentary films exits because the filmmakers we’re smart… Read More...
  • What are you searching for?
    What are you searching for? Away We Go (directed by Sam Mendes who also directed American Beauty and Revolutionary Road) is a sweet and… Read More...
  • Where is beauty found?
    Where is beauty found? Creating art out of trash is not a new idea; however, creating art from trash of people, with people,who… Read More...
  • How can we change?
    How can we change? I am surprised how many people have not seen this and I’m betting you are one of them. I… Read More...
  • Are you afraid of being known?
    Are you afraid of being known? It is somewhat shocking to look at Paul Giamatti’s work and realize he’s only been nominated for an Oscar… Read More...
  • What is reality?
    What is reality? Suddenly awakened from a deep sleep, I rolled over to reach for a sip of water and saw that… Read More...
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  • What is art?
    What is art? This is not the question I expected to be addressed by the world's most renown and elusive street artist,… Read More...
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  • Is beauty lost in a digital world?
    Is beauty lost in a digital world? In today's over-digitized-auto-tuned-world, the expansive sound of analog is not only becoming a lost practice, but a forgotten commodity.… Read More...
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  • What does he know?
    What does he know? This is, throughout the ravaged landscape of The Book of Eli, the unavoidable question we ask of the title… Read More...
  • Where do we find happiness?
    Where do we find happiness? More often than not commentaries and interpretations tend to direct one to think about specific ideas and messages being… Read More...
  • Can the power of words be lost?
    Can the power of words be lost? In the routine of our daily life, it is doubtful there is anything more powerful than our words. By… Read More...
  • Do our sacrifices actually cost us something?
    Do our sacrifices actually cost us something? I have heard it said that a sacrifice it is not a sacrifice if it does not hurt. If… Read More...
  • What does the design say about the designer?
    What does the design say about the designer? What Apple product do you first remember seeing? Or using? Was it a MacBook? An iPhone? What is it… Read More...
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  • Do you need a prophet?
    Do you need a prophet? When my son loaded up in his cousin’s little powered Jeep and started driving around their lawn he declared… Read More...
  • Are we numb?
    Are we numb? According to recent statistics, approximately 5.4 million people have died over the last decade as a result of the… Read More...
  • Why do we blog?
    Why do we blog? I walked into the theater to see Julie & Julia knowing I was in for a good evening. I… Read More...
  • What is love?
    What is love? Really... What is love? Some mysterious "thing" that we spend our lives avoiding and/or seeking? How does one fall… Read More...
  • Is there meaning in the typeface?
    Is there meaning in the typeface? Helvetica surprised me. That is, the 2007 documentary about the ubiquitous typeface surprised me. Read More...
  • What does grace look like?
    What does grace look like? The tension surrounding the immigration debate has been the launching point for many filmmakers in recent years. Read More...
  • What lies at our core? Good or Evil?
    What lies at our core? Good or Evil? Coffee shops are quite misleading. What appears to be a small and innocent space setup to enjoy your favorite… Read More...
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  • Is the story true because it happened or because it happens?
    Is the story true because it happened or because it happens? No one creates films quite like Charlie Kaufman. Best known for his screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless… Read More...
  • What gives us real freedom?
    What gives us real freedom? Shock value in art is generally something I frown upon because, if for no other reason, it is a… Read More...
  • Can foolishness humble wisedom?
    Can foolishness humble wisedom? What if Conan O'Brien landed a series of interviews with former President George W. Bush?  And what if, towards… Read More...
  • Can doubt be as powerful as certainty?
    Can doubt be as powerful as certainty? Over the years, Hollywood has managed to condition the viewer with particular movie-going expectations. We expect to be entertained.… Read More...
  • Do we have the courage to become who we really are?
    Do we have the courage to become who we really are? James Marsh's documentary Man On Wire is captivating on many fronts. The film tells the story of the French,… Read More...
  • Can we love eachother's imperfections?
    Can we love eachother's imperfections? I love moments in films. The bus scene in Almost Famous. John Cusack holding up the boombox. "Falling Slowly"… Read More...
  • Can we fully know and fully love?
    Can we fully know and fully love? In a world where to run for office or interview for a job or find a mate seems to… Read More...
  • Do we have a destiney?
    Do we have a destiney? Slumdog Millionaire, a story with the power to move an audience, has received nearly unanimous praise from critics, perhaps… Read More...
  • Is it possible to believe in something indispensably good?
    Is it possible to believe in something indispensably good? In 1960 Disney Studios adapted a well-known children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter into a film by the same… Read More...
  • Where does darkness reside?
    Where does darkness reside? With The Dark Knight's claims to box-office pre-eminence secured, the spin cycle begins. What does this hugely popular, amazingly… Read More...
  • What story fragments make up your own story?
    What story fragments make up your own story? As "post-modern" has become a dirty word and a threat to all morality, the term "meta-narrative" has ventured out… Read More...
  • Can music and dance fight injustice?
    Can music and dance fight injustice? Often we receive requests for film suggestions for... you know... "that" type of film. Realizing that "that" is often… Read More...
  • What simple thing do we long for in the midst of complexity?
    What simple thing do we long for in the midst of complexity? My grandfather died last year and left my grandmother widowed. She is in her eighties and still gets around… Read More...
  • Can we coexist?
    Can we coexist? If you have a Facebook account, there are two questions within your profile that you either spent significant time… Read More...
  • Why do we consume?
    Why do we consume? ...The mom simply replied: "Not now. Not until we go buy some stuff first." Really? Some stuff? "Not until… Read More...
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  • How do we know what is real?
    How do we know what is real? Walking into see the newest big-budget animated movie, Horton Hears a Who, I was expecting my 2.5 laughs out… Read More...
  • Do the rich need the poor?
    Do the rich need the poor? The economy. Two words that once-upon-a-time simply described the system in which goods and services are consumed or exchanged… Read More...
  • What is the price of our idolatry?
    What is the price of our idolatry? Andrew Dominik’s western takes place in the volatile days following the American Civil War. Adapted from Ron Hansen’s 1983… Read More...
  • What is it about us that is innate?
    What is it about us that is innate? Welcome to the advancements of the modern world: the internet, ipods, cell phones and all your favorite TV shows… Read More...
  • What do you want?
    What do you want? What do you want to hear, see, know? How do you want to perceive your love life? Your job?… Read More...
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  • Is there grace in all the awkwardness?
    Is there grace in all the awkwardness? "So it's basically the New Zeeland version of Napoleon Dynamite?" If you haven't seen Eagle Vs. Shark that's what… Read More...
  • Can we love the unknown?
    Can we love the unknown? Perhaps the most enjoyable movie I saw at Sundance last year, Rocket Science has just come out on DVD… Read More...
  • Can Blood Ever Satisfy?
    Can Blood Ever Satisfy? Meticulous, intense, huge, intimate, bleak, enigmatic. These are just a handful of the words that dance in my mind… Read More...
  • Does your life speak more loudly than your words?
    Does your life speak more loudly than your words? In a presidential election year it is impossible to escape the rhetoric of people who believe they have an… Read More...
  • Are you living in a cage?
    Are you living in a cage? The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who's stroke left his body totally paralyzed with the exception of… Read More...
  • How does art become bigger than itself?
    How does art become bigger than itself? Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge lived among us. On rare occasions, we caught a glimpse of them. Maybe… Read More...
  • What are humans worth?
    What are humans worth? The Wire comes to us, not touting lofty ideologies or an agenda - it comes to us simply as… Read More...
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  • Can we ever go home again?
    Can we ever go home again? Don't know if you noticed, but at some point in the last decade Gen X-ers transitioned to adulthood and… Read More...
  • Do you embrace the people and places you come from?
    Do you embrace the people and places you come from? If you have ever met the parents of a friend and suddenly felt like you knew him or her… Read More...
  • How do we define happiness?
    How do we define happiness? Jason McCoy's short "Are You Happy" asks questions about desires and what we as humans "are for." McCoy uses… Read More...
  • How does who we are define what we do?
    How does who we are define what we do? Have you ever sat around with friends and asked: If a film were made about your life, who would… Read More...
  • Where does creativity come from?
    Where does creativity come from? This short (and sweet) little piece, titled "How We Met," is a testament to everyday creativity. Shot… Read More...
  • Is love only between humans?
    Is love only between humans? Take a lonely, conflicted young man in a frozen Midwest setting. Add an anatomically correct, blow-up doll… Read More...
  • Can advertising become art?
    Can advertising become art? A lot of new commercials came out the opening Sunday of the NFL regular season. Some were funny,… Read More...
  • What happens at the intersection of song and story?
    What happens at the intersection of song and story? There are many clues that the film Once is an unconventional storytelling medium, but let’s start at the… Read More...
  • What does it take to be well?
    What does it take to be well? Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is a lot of things. Bombastic. Over the top. Sarcastic. … Read More...
  • What do we do with systematic evil?
    What do we do with systematic evil? I know, I know, I should’ve read the book, the book is WAY better. Well, I didn’t, I… Read More...
  • Where does help come from?
    Where does help come from? Holy Week. Donnie Darko. Correlation? Some might question the appropriateness of associating a film… Read More...
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  • Can beauty speak for itself?
    Can beauty speak for itself? As a result of the Discovery Channel's current series entitled Planet Earth, I reacted to both of these experiences… Read More...
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  • Well, Are You?
    Well, Are You? This is a profoundly simple short that revolves around one particular question: "Are you the favorite person of… Read More...
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  • Could this be the root of all of our problems?
    Could this be the root of all of our problems? I couldn’t move. I could barely even breathe. I felt like I was being pinned to my seat. Read More...