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Huffington's Solution: More Meditation and Wonder
HuffPo head wants us all to have a better attitude

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election Meditation

Sept. 16, 2004 Postmarks

Thirst
The new film from the South Korean director of Oldboy is a stunning feast for the senses but veers off-track with its overlong meditation on vampirism.
"...ears, and theological mindset but also a severely overlong meditation on the multiple forms of vampirism – natural and..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dear Jesse
"...letter to Senator Jesse Helms is a sincerely heartfelt meditation on the longtime lawmaker's homophobic and generally mean-spirited political..."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Image Book
Godard's final experiment is more thesis and installation than film
"...Arguably, The Image Book is Part IX, a further meditation on film culture's complicated obsession with real-world violence, East-West..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Permission
Polyamory and commitment weigh heavy in this New York rom-com
"...A Bag of Hammers is a thoughtful if timid meditation on the intricacies of modern love that plays like..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Novitiate
An original take on a crisis of faith
"...oeuvre. Instead, this is a deeply respectful and serious meditation on what it meant, back in the day, to..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frantz
A bitter-sweet romance in the aftermath of WWI
"...a catalyst for the filmmaker to craft an elegant meditation on forgiveness and renewal...."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Force is strong with this one
"...Death Star and fleshes it out into a 133-minute meditation on (a new) hope, loyalty, and freedom from tyranny..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Uncle Kent 2
Meta-sequel to the Joe Swanberg film
"...around real-life cartoonist Kent Osborne, Joe Swanberg’s 2011 lo-fi meditation on love, loneliness, and chat rooms was perfectly self-contained...."

Sept. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Green Room
Punks and Nazi skinheads meet in this tense yet lovely kick in the teeth
"...breakout indie hit Blue Ruin, is one long, wicked meditation on that very sensation...."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Boy and the World
A singular masterpiece of mixed-media animation that is as beautiful, chaotic, depressing, and joyous as the world it depicts
"...is terrific eye candy that also doubles as a meditation on community and a none too subtle indictment of..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Michael Bay lends his firepower to this war that's not really a war
"...finely choreographed battle set-pieces. As a “band of brothers”-style meditation on the power of true friendship in the heat..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mustang
Five Turkish sisters fight the patriarchy in this widely hailed drama
"...adolescence, that's where the resemblance ends. Mustang eschews wispy meditation in favor of a direct and naturalistic narrative that..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Youth
Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in this gorgeous, existential ode
"...right, and Sorrentino’s film becomes much more than a meditation on the loss or folly of its title. Regrets,..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tech Guru to Close SXSW Interactive
Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe to speak at 2016 fest
"...the technological fest has confirmed Andy Puddicombe of mindful meditation app Headspace as its closing speaker...."

Sept. 21, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Digging for Fire
Joe Swanberg's latest adds some flourish to his usual marital themes
"...A shapeless meditation on marriage and its many compromises, only one scene..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Animated film is based on Gibran's iconic book of prose poems
"...whole is too disjointed, the tone swerving from somber meditation to silly slapstick so quickly it feels like emotional..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

R100
Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.
"...Pleasure is pain is surreal comedy and a meditation on modern-day Japanese mores in Matsumoto’s lash ’n’ laugh..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Third Person
Globe-trotting multistory meditation on love, betrayal, and lost/found children from the director of Crash.
"...That basically sums up Third Person, a globe-trotting multistory meditation on love, betrayal, and lost/found children from the director..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.
"...sexuality is – thus far – more of a meditation than an outright flagellation. The filmmaker brings neither condescension..."

March 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card's supposedly unfilmable militaristic sci-fi novel makes the leap to screen.
"...realization of Card's novel is a tightly constructed, thought-provoking meditation on adolescence trapped by permanent war footing, alloyed with..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The World's End
Twelve pints in 12 pubs – what could go wrong for the Shaun of the Dead gang?
"...all the giggling buffoonery, they effect a genuinely moving meditation on the transition into middle age – if the..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Splice
Splice is a twisted little update of the Frankenstein story, as well as a thriller, love story, and meditation on the possibilities of science.
"...that works simultaneously as a thriller, love story, and meditation on what it means to be a scientist in..."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Single Man
Tom Ford ditched fashion designing for filmmaking with this smart adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood story about a grieving gay man in 1962 California.
"...the Austin-born fashion designer/icon Tom Ford. It's a melancholy meditation on love and death and hidden lives, and Ford..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Séraphine
This is a rapturous, utterly engrossing account of the life of early 20th century French artist Séraphine de Senlis.
"...film as a course guide; Séraphine is a skillful meditation on art and class distinctions, the influences of religion..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bright Star
Jane Campion's achingly immediate yet eternal story about the love between tubercular poet John Keats and the literal girl-next-door, Fanny Brawne. It affords the filmmaker another rich opportunity to scratch beneath the surface of female sexuality.
"...of view. In addition to becoming another insightful Campion meditation on female sexuality (think The Piano and In the..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

O'Horten
This strange little Danish gem tells the story of the aptly named Odd Horten, a man cut from his moorings when he's forced to take retirement at age 67.
"...at age 67. Hamer's film works as a somber meditation on what happens to men (or women) when the..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wedding Weekend
This earnest, well-acted ensemble film is a seriocomic meditation on what it means to be an American male approaching the dreaded four-oh.
"...City, this earnest, well-acted ensemble film is a seriocomic meditation on what it means to be an American male..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl, with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, is an engagingly sordid meditation on protofeminism.
"...Other Boleyn Girl works both as an engagingly sordid meditation on protofeminism and contemporized sisterhood set in a time..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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