(originaly from 2014)
All film criticism is subjective. We all watch movies from different places and experiences. What is meaningful to one person isn’t necessarily meaningful to another. Except “Shogun Assassin”, we all come out of that movie feeling the same way — exhausted, a bit freaked out, but also excited about the baby cart that shoots daggers.
That is why I came up with the Perfect Movie/Perfect Film grading system. In it, I posit that there are two kinds of cinema — a movie and a film. A movie is the turn off the brain, just go along for the ride type of entertainment. A film is the engage the brain, invest yourself in the craft and art type of theater experience.
This is a partial transcript of a diagnostic interview of SUBJECT JAMES FRANK, sufferer of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).
It was conducted by DR. FREDERICK RASPUENEL, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of California, Barstow. Also in attendance was DR. LISA SABERSTEIN, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Phoenix, Orem, Utah Branch.
There are a lot of reasons why we have reached this dark place in our progression as a social species – the biggest one of them all being a weird need to put one tribe above other tribes. But that has always been the case, going back to when we were actually in tribes with no real spoken language and rudimentary art skills. What are the things recently that have pushed us deeper into that tribal abyss?
May I present to you my Top Five-ish items. Continue reading
If there is anything that we have learned since the creation of Social Media and the Big Bang of Nerd Culture, it is that nothing happens by chance. There is no minutae too minute to not have massive meaning. There is a reason for everything and everything has an involved back story that makes sense regardless of how much it doesn’t make sense. Continue reading
Uplift: a developmental process to transform a certain species of animals into more intelligent beings by other, already-intelligent beings.
As we get closer to having a strong understanding of the evolutionary pressures that helped us, as a species, climb out of the cavern in which we hid from the Universe in our infancy, how long do you think it will be before we can recreate some of those triggers in other species to help them up and out of that hole? Continue reading