Philosophy, Religion, Literature, and Culture

The Landscape of History and the Power of Words: A Review of Ida (2013)

"The disparities between Ida and Wanda are highly stylized in their clothing and language, in their habits of action, mannerisms, and attentiveness to momentary existence. The interplay between form and content make this movie memorable on a level deeper than mere descriptions can do. Watching Ida, with its understated musical score, sparse dialogue, quiet backgrounds, and suggestive imagery is an experience of deep and forceful subjectivity and awe, an experience not easily forgotten as the people on the screen disappear."

By |2018-11-07T22:56:34+00:00November 1st, 2018|Film Review, Review|0 Comments

On the Meaning of Things: Reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Today

“I don’t talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive.” With the gusto and tenderness of a prophet, Ray Bradbury writes about the all-too-human proclivity to passively waste time: the absence of self reflection and awareness in our human fixations with flashes of images on screens, when our ears and eyes obsess over the constant ramblings of social commentators, as we become bodies in motion, moving according to the laws of security, predictability, and monotony of routine. While the famous Fahrenheit 451 was solidified in ink half a century before our pixelated age , it is written for [...]

By |2018-11-07T23:01:09+00:00April 24th, 2018|Book Review, Review|0 Comments