Category Archives: Films

The Eyes of an Atheist, by M.A. Neeper (2012)

First and foremost, I want to state that I am NOT an atheist. My beliefs are my own. One reason Twelve Steps programs have survived nearly eighty years is the prudent use of italics: …of God as we understood him. … Continue reading

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Serving Life, 2011

This documentary’s title—Serving Life—is a pun, in essence. It’s about a group of men at Angola State Prison in Louisiana, one of the most legendarily horrible prisons in the USA. Most of them are in for life sentences without parole. … Continue reading

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Done the Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity–A Documentary (2006)

Every time I stumble upon one of those Comic-Com shows online, where everyone goes all nutso because Captain Kirk and Captain Picard and Captain Crunch will all be on the same stage, I roll my eyes, and say a silent … Continue reading

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Europa Report (2013)

At my last radio station, somebody in management came up with the brilliant idea of installing “studio cams,” two different live cameras that broadcast on our website all of the action going on in the studio, just so our listeners … Continue reading

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Reds (1981)

There’s something about the historical epic that allows movie fans to forgive them being incredibly long. “Gandhi” was three hours, eleven minutes long. “Lawrence of Arabia” clocked in at a bladder-busting three-and-a-half hours. “Gone With the Wind” is four years … Continue reading

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And Everything is Going Fine (2010)

I don’t think anyone who saw Spalding Gray ever forgets the first time. For me, it was watching “Swimming to Cambodia” on HBO, of all places. It was my last year of college. It was late. The apartment was quiet … Continue reading

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JFK: Fifty Years Later

November 22nd, 2013–a little less than three weeks from today–will mark the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. We all know the story. He and Jackie made the short flight from Fort Worth to Dallas via … Continue reading

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