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''Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself'' - Jim Henson | He/Him | Every movie is a miracle

Favorite films

  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Four Nights of a Dreamer
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

  • Checkpoint

  • Drive-Away Dolls

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  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    Time passes at an unchanging rate. A second is a second. An hour is an hour. A week is a week. Here it is, February 29th, a day appearing once every four years to account for the unchanging rate at which the planet revolves around the sun. We're all beholden to the flow.

    But the rate is not the perception. Time moves the same whether one enjoys what they are doing, or whether they hate it. The feeling works against…

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    Socialization as exploration. Each person their own woodlands, with the act of getting to know them as cartography. Adolescence becomes the time of the big world. Separation from the “parent” (literal or metaphorical) and making one's own map. Like all journeys this becomes a journey of the self. Into the woods: make a map and find the way, which is really to find oneself. These socialization of youth — in a space between young childhood and adulthood — are a…

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  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    James Whale’s “Frankenstein”, the groundbreaking 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, features a line that caused much anger in the film’s release that it had to be censored. After successfully bringing his creature to life, Dr. Frankenstein triumphantly proclaimed ”In the name of God, now I know what it feels like to be God.” The power of life is God-power, not human-power. But in all his scientific knowledge, Dr. Frankenstein ran up to the heavens — literally raising up his…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    December 15th, 2017.

    Big transformations in life seldom come with one single pivot point, but are the function of a lot of small actions. Yet sometimes there are dates we can point to as the moment where everything shifted in an instant: moments where something happened to us, or we met someone, or we experienced something. Moments that our life divides perfectly in two around. Before “this”, and after “that”.

    I finished the fall semester of my second year of…

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