Originally submitted 14 Feb, 2013 If any culture as wildly diverse as America’s can be said to have a central value, it is most definitely the romantic ideal. All the core American values—family, the American dream, the triumph of the underdog, even the ideal of faith and its rewards—are firmly rooted in the romantic ideal.
Originally published My 15, 2009 I know, I’m a little behind the times on this; what can I say? I don’t get to the theater much. This one is worth a review nevertheless. Trust me on this one, I’m not going where you think I am; keep reading.Now, I’ve seen plenty of scathing criticism of this
Long philosophical review of the film Asylum (2005, Dir. David Mackenzie. Natasha Richardson, Hugh Bonneville, Ian McKellen, Marton Csokas) Passion… it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws… and howl. Passion… is born… And though uninvited, unwelcome, unwanted… like a cancer… it takes root. It