Tag Archives: Alex Carrigan

Film Review: America Sniper | Look Closely, and Be Careful

French film director Francois Truffaut once said there was no such thing as an anti-war movie. His main criticism was that most of these films failed to make it clear that war was not something to glamorize. You could watch … Continue reading

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Books: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage | “A Burst of Color”

I mentioned in my 2014 review that I had hoped to read more by Haruki Murakami in the upcoming year. Thankfully, I continued to mention this around family, so one of my Christmas gifts was Murakami’s latest book. Colorless Tsukuru … Continue reading

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Manga: Koe no Katachi | Listen Closely

When you think of manga, you don’t normally think of it as containing social commentary or as being socially conscious. Part of this is because the Western audience isn’t aware of how Japanese society differs from Western society. While you … Continue reading

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Film: Conservative and Liberal Horror Films | There’s Nothing Scarier than Politics

It’s almost Halloween, and for those too old to go trick-or-treating, this is the time when you buckle down, ingest candy and/or alcohol, and dare yourself to watch a scary movie, either alone or in the company of others. Halloween … Continue reading

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Poem: All My Love to the Monster Devouring Me

When you first appeared in my room, I was captivated by you. You should have scared me, I know most people would be. I wasn’t. It’s been so long since I’ve had a visitor. I thought I could live without … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gone Girl | Death of a Cool Girl

Warning:  While there will be an attempt to minimize it, there may be some spoilers for both the novel and the film adaptation of Gone Girl within this review. Readers who have yet to read the book or see the … Continue reading

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Film: Hair Color in the Works of David Lynch | The Many Faces of Lynch’s Ladies

As I said in my review of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, I wouldn’t be able to stop thinking about this movie for a while. I find that to be the case whenever I am reminded about it and other films … Continue reading

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