Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are is the story of Max, a 10 year old boy, who lives with his sister and mother. One night while he is trying to garner the attention of his mother away from her boyfriend, he goes too far and bites her. Seeing that he’s upset her he flees the house into an empty lot in his neighbourhood. There he finds a boat that takes him to an island inhabited with some very large, very ugly, very aggressive creatures. Quickly becoming their King, Max begins to realize that things are not always as they seem, everything can’t be solved simply because you want it to and that no one has all the answers. Continue reading

List Specific: My Favorite Movies

Over the last few weeks I’ve been finding myself surprised at the movie that people declare to be their “favorite”. I myself have the same problem. Generally people are surprised that I have even sifted through all the movies that I’ve seen and have declared one my “favorite”, but also at the movie that it is. I find so very often that people are usually incongruent with the movies they call their favorites that I made a list of my own just to see what’s on it. It’s a pretty dismal list, actually. Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled, Michael Moore Doesn’t Make Documentaries

Michael Moore burst onto the screen 20 years ago with his groundbreaking film Roger & Me. In it he discussed the negative impact that the auto industry, specifically General Motors, had on the town of Flint, Michigan which is, incidentally, where Moore lives. Roger & Me exposed the economical implications of a town completely dependent upon one business for its way of life and brought it to us on a personal level when Moore showed us some of the 30,000 people who had lost their jobs.  It was also the first time that we had seen the smart talking way in which he presents his argument or the kamikaze interview style we’ve become so familiar with. Roger & Me was revolutionary but soon Moore and his politics disappeared from the scene until Bowling for Columbine. Continue reading

The Lists of Others: Erika S.

Erika was kind enough to send in her list of 10 Movies she thinks you should see before you die. (In no particular order…) Continue reading