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Higher Ground

Seeing Beyond the Physical Appearance of Life

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

In order to free ourselves from appearances of life that terrify and horrify us we need to be guided by our hearts and humanity, which often see more than our eyes. To go beyond the images of war, cruelty and unsettling tragedies we need to go deeper and higher.

You're Going To Want To Get To Know Taissa Farmiga ...

Posted 10.11.2013 | Celebrity

"American Horror Story" fans will have undoubtedly already encountered the magnetic stage presence of Taissa Farmiga. For those of you who haven't, no...

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.

Jessie Heyman

Evangelicals Save Hollywood

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessie Heyman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment

From the cast, you’d think it was an Oscar contender. There’s Melissa Leo, who took home an Academy Award last year for portraying the brash, hair...

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Cinematic Portrayal Of Religious Fundamentalism

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The problem has to do with the human consequences of fundamentalist values: these groups value rigid belief over human good.

5 Must-See Indie Movies

Leonard Maltin | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, and a traditionally fallow period for good movies as studios and distributors dump a lot of crummy movies ...

Vera Farmiga's Higher Ground for Hurricane Irene

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.27.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A beautiful, graceful film called Higher Ground, directed by Vera Farmiga who also stars, opened Friday, about a woman's spiritual progression initiated by a near death experience.

Movie Review: Higher Ground

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Higher Ground seems like a film of the moment. I came away feeling like I'd seen a solid film by a self-assured director, one who didn't have an axe to grind dealing with a subject that could have been spun that way.

Amy Lee

Vera Farmiga Explores Her Personal Faith In 'Higher Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

Vera Farmiga did not intend to become a director. But when she read Carolyn Briggs’ memoir, “This Dark World," she was determined to bring the sto...

Vera Farmiga Finds Higher Ground With Her New Film

Linda Hassler | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

"Christianity per se is not the film's subject, just the setting. Doubts and questions come to people within any faith or culture. And it's the questions that are essential no matter which religion or culture we come from."

Live from Sundance 2011: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Images -- political and otherwise -- often have only the most tenuous relationship with reality. As it happened, that idea was a significant factor in several of the films I saw at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On Thursday, the opening day of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, my actual Sundance day began and ended with the opening night screening of Susan Rost...