When I stand at the precipice, I am hopeful I will dig deep inside myself and live in that 20 seconds of insane courage. Being conscious of it might give me the strength I need to live it, stand in that space, and jump off.
I ran across Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley on HBO last night. It was late and had been a long day. I figured I'd watch a few minutes, wind down, then hit the sack. Of course, I couldn't take my eyes off it for the duration.
Achieving affordable access to safe water and sanitation for all has been one of humanity's most intractable problems. This is despite the fact that billions of us take these services for granted. We have known how to deliver affordable, safe water for more than 100 years yet for more than 2.5 billion people these services are absent.
Women crush it! How wonderful to have women leading the pack in an action flick.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we're thankful to bring you episode 59 of the MovieFilm Podcast!
Ebola has taught us that our value system needs a shot in the arm. The real villain is not a virus or microbe, it is when good policies, well thought-out, are not funded or followed through.
We teachers should tell students to be on the lookout for academic fields that they love. We should encourage them to discuss their interests and share their feelings. Kids should be encouraged to develop their own ideas and act on them.
Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.
Have you seen Christopher Nolan's Interstellar yet? It's generating a lot of discussion both about the story and the science, and as one of the characters explains in the movie, the science focuses around Einstein's theory of relativity. As the author of a new book about that theory, I thought I should weigh in on the movie.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.
Meanwhile, we've seen challenges both stylish (go Anna Wintour! And what's with that onesie Ninja Turtle getup, Liam Hemsworth?) and resourceful (no one can go bucket-less like Robert Pattinson).
One can't help but be inspired by John Russo's passion for helping and inspiring others while ensuring that his legacy is much more than just his incredible work as a photographer or makeup icon.
As actors use their imagination to create a fictional life the audience will believe, it is not surprising that many actors branch out into the field of writing. As actors know, writing is a craft just like acting, and therefore must be honed on a daily basis.
Dear James Cameron, Darren Aronofsky, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon: I have a question for you: Where is cinema's first great climate-change block...
Hollywood projects our dreams and fears. In the past our cinematic apocalypses have reflected our obsessions with nuclear holocaust and environmental degradation. We're certainly still worried about those fates -- along with pandemics and zombies -- but gross inequality now competes for our attention.
My topic, while challenging conventional norms will, I hope, still meet your approval and, importantly offer some wisdom to the graduates.