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Variety's Best Movie Scenes of 2015 The staff of Variety, the entertainment trade publication, has put together a list of 14 of 2015's best movie scenes. We were quite interested to take a look at their choices. Years ago when we publ…
Can't Remember Books, Movies, and TV Shows? There used to be a time when information junkies like us could read a book, watch a movie, or a TV show and the next day share all about the storyline with family, friends, or colleagues. In a fasci…
Dealing with Both Sides of Boredom Boredom is like a fog that periodically moves in and drenches everything with a mist; it becomes hard to see clearly. Sam Keen calls boredom "the common cold of the psyche" whereas many psychologist…
Making Movies that Reflect Human Values Haskell Wexler (1922-2015), who died peacefully in his sleep on December 27, was a socially conscious cinematographer who believed in art as a means of reflecting human values. On Common Dreams, Abb…
In Praise of Doing the Same Thing All the Time In a fascinating article on theatlantic.com, Derek Thompson admits to being a creature of repetition when it comes to entertainment. He has almost memorized the movie Dumb and Dumber and is perfectl…
Such a Team of Teachers “The purest and truest spiritual life begins with accepting everything that comes to you as a gift and teaching.” — Bradford Keeney in Everyday Soul One of my earliest teachers w…
Welcome to My Commonplace Book A Commonplace Book is an annotated personal anthology. The curator gathers material that strikes his or her fancy: excerpts from books, quotes, poems, lines from movies, lyrics from songs, newspaper…
The Remarkable Cinematic Legacy of Australian Director Paul Cox Paul Cox, one of Australia's finest and most sensitive film directors, died recently of liver cancer at the age of 76. He was often described as the father of independent cinema in Australia. Cox wa…