12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir]

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a free man, and well educated, but then he is abducted and sold into slavery. His freedom, as well as his name, have been taken from him. And to the slave-owners and slave-traders even his humanity […]

Redbelt

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When is a martial arts film not a film about martial arts? When it is a David Mamet film of course.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Redbelt
Chiwetel Ejiofor in Redbelt
Redbelt tells the story of Mike Terry[1] who is a struggling[2] Jiu-jitsu instructor. His wife, Sondra is forced to direct money from her business into his in order to pay his bills. And she isn’t that happy about it. Especially because Mike will not fight in competitions; he sees them as weakening. A fight is a fight, a competition has rules and regulations, it isn’t a real fight. He also spouts “philosophical” statements about Jiu-jitsu and life in general. The main one being that there is always a way out.

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Linknotes:

  1. a man with two front names=invincible!
  2. poverty wise I mean. He has it going on with the fighting and shit
Serenity dir. Joss Whedon

Serenity

This is the non-spoiler review. Spoiler review is down below. The password is the name of The planet. If you’ve seen the film you should know what planet I’m talking about. If not, then email me fencesitter at gmail dot com Remember that episode of The Simpsons where the teachers (I think) put on a […]