The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

   “My doctor said we can’t choose where we come from but we can choose where we go from there. I know it’s not all the answers but it was enough to start putting these pieces together.”
   “You can’t just sit

Wreck-It Ralph

This movie was a great example of how many ingredients it takes to make a good story.

   I was genuinely impressed. From concept to execution, characters to dialogue, set design to sound, the digital world to which we are introduced makes a great stage.

   The opening of the

Sherlock, Season Two

This serves as an excellent follow-up to season one.

   The second season of Sherlock opens where season one ends. There is one grand twist, then it’s off to more adventures. It continues to build characters even as it adds new ones, and does it all with style.


Beasts of the Southern Wild

It gave me a headache, but was decent otherwise.

   It starts without music, which I found interesting, and develops by recording Hushpuppy’s actions and reactions. The relationship she holds with living things is introduced early on, and remembered to the audience by heartbeats in the soundtrack. There are also


A movie about a movie; always intriguing, often perplexing.

   The story begins where the movie begins. Storyboard-style illustrations describing “current” events in Iran glide and snap on the screen, with a narrative to go alongside. There is a relatively smooth connection to what could be security cameras, watching