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About An Unturned Stone

I want to share my thoughts on some of the obscure and not-so-obscure books, films, and the general arts I've seen or read recently or has caught my attention.

People Who Live In Glass Houses

Everything, Everything poses the question of whether an opportunity for love is worth risking one’s life. Madeline Whittier has recently turned eighteen when the movie opens, yet she hasn’t been outside since being an infant and diagnosed with Severe Combined … Continue reading

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Highway Robbery

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is a sweet movie about a high school valedictorian-to-be thrust into a head of household role when her mother is arrested after an emotional meltdown at work in a Best Buy-like store. Confronted by … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Night

Deux jours, une nuit is a dull movie with an interesting premise. Sandra’s co-workers vote for her to be laid off rather than lose a €1,000 bonus. As an accommodation, their boss agrees to hold another vote, granting Sandra the … Continue reading

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If Loving You Is Wrong

Loving is a film about Mildred and Richard Loving; a black woman and white man arrested in 1958 under Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws for the offending act of getting married. As a condition of their bail, the Lovings had to agree … Continue reading

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Too Sexy For You

Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig opens in a crowded restaurant during lunch hour with Tom searching for an available table when he strikes up a conversation with Helen. She is obese and quite flirtatious with a wonderful sense of humor. Tom … Continue reading

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Bully Pulpit

Whiplash opens with Andrew Neiman, a student practicing drums in an empty room at a prestigious New York music school. Terence Fletcher conducts a much sought after jazz band at the school, and offers Neiman a chance to join the … Continue reading

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Size Doesn’t Matter

Spy is a clever spoof on the Bond-genre spy movies. It features Melissa McCarthy as a CIA employee working in a non-descript office where she uses her instinct and intelligence to serve as the eyes and ears for agents on … Continue reading

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