The Witness (2016, James D. Solomon)

Categories: 2016 and Movies.

We’ve all heard the story of the woman who was murdered in New York City in sight of thirty eight people who did nothing, a story that told us all of the moral degradation of modern urban society. Well, this movie is about her brother, his quest to find out what really happened, and to finally come to terms with the death of his sister. SPOILERS Read More

Chile, la memoria obstinada (1997, Patricio Guzman)

Categories: 1997 and Movies.

This is an interesting, albeit sort of confused, film based around the decision of exiled director Patricio Guzman to bring his Battle of Chile back to Chile to show it to audiences who had never seen it (as it was banned by Pinochet’s government and, according to Guzman, no theatres were interested in showing it). Guzman oddly chooses to have people reenact some things and have people march down the street playing an old revolutionary anthem. I’m not sure what the point is, though the reactions in the crowd are kind of incredible. The film is scored by Guzman’s old Read More

The Ocean

Categories: Personal and Travel.

I have a strong and deep desire to go to the ocean. I haven’t been in over two years. I need the sea. I need it. I can’t explain why. Something about the expanse. Something about feeling like I’m at the end of the world. I need to go to the ocean. Maybe I need to live next to one. Maybe I should seriously consider that once I actually can pick where I want to live based on things beyond economy. Read More

Riley Haas’ Earliest Memory

Categories: Personal.

What’s your earliest memory? I think (though I’m not sure), it’s of the gymn either in my first elementary school or my primary elementary school. There was a time when we thought it was a tap in my grand-parents’ old house when I was one or something but I think that was my mom mentioning it in the past that I was remembering, since I remember nothing else from that age (and who would?) Read More