TFC 2013 TENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: I hope everyone is enjoying their TFC holiday break, and that you are as excited about the Film Club holiday party as I am. It all happens this Saturday, December, 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living Church Building. Tacoma Film Club members, their guests, and … Continue reading TFC 2013 TENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY @ CSL

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An Extended Illustration of “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”

Ron has written a very interesting, incisive introduction to the last decade or so of an Asian film movement, a significant change of style, termed a Second Wave. One thing is for certain, water is a major element of consideration in Asian films. In advance of anything experimental that American and European films are attempting … Continue reading An Extended Illustration of “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”

APRIL FILM DISCUSSION NIGHT @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Tonight is the night, our first Spring film discussion night. Our April early Spring theme is “Disaffected youth--the price of angst.” The DVD films that will be discussed are: FIVE EASY PIECES (1970) Directed by Bob Rafelson @ 98 minutes. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy … Continue reading APRIL FILM DISCUSSION NIGHT @ CSL

Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Hitchcockian Thriller with a Structure Reminiscent of Memento

The film Martha Marcy May Marlene (MMMM), directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen, is a thriller in the Hitchkockian sense. Its pace and editing create ebbs and flows of “sit on the edge of your seat” tension punctuated by brief climaxes. It has an ending that is unexpected and at the same time … Continue reading Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Hitchcockian Thriller with a Structure Reminiscent of Memento

Planet of the Project Nim Ape

I am oddly struck by the observation that two films currently showing in theaters, Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011), a fictional futuristic sci-fi film, and Project Nim (2011), a documentary about a scientific experiment carried out in the 1970s that used a chimpanzee as a subject, both express a similar sentiment, namely that … Continue reading Planet of the Project Nim Ape