- "Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." — James Joyce
- "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?" — Ulysses Everett McGill
Tag Archives: film
Ron Evans has a ridiculous number of notches in his artistic belt. He created the comic strip Edgar Rue, about a suicide victim who finds himself taking the form of a skull and spinal column afloat in an absurdist afterlife. … Continue reading
By Friday, Walter Chaw’s Prometheus review was on its way to being the most-clicked-ever at Film Freak Central, where I write sometimes. Walter and site editor Bill Chambers assessed its wealth of reader comments, goaded on by me, Abby Holmes … Continue reading
The action vehicle Taken (France 2008, US 2009) casts Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, a retired special intelligence operative in search of his abducted teenage daughter. It’s about a man combating an essentially immoral or amoral world, and under cinematic … Continue reading
Not only does the bad guy get all the best lines (if you’ve made your movie properly) — sometimes he has all the best moves.
Salt, in case you’ve forgotten, was the sneaky popcorn movie with Angelina Jolie (in a part originally written for Tom Cruise) as an elite U.S. covert agent who’s actually an elite covert Russian agent. Planted in American society as a … Continue reading