Tag Archives: sad

A Significant Change in My Personal Life

Normally I don’t talk about my day job. It’s ironic that the work I do publicly tends to be something I try to keep private. I’ve worked at the same company for a little more than 12 years. That stability … Continue reading

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The Saddest Christmas Story I’ve Ever Seen

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” These famous words are from Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol. They demonstrate Ebeneezer Scrooge’s appalling lack of empathy for the poor … Continue reading

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‘Ephemeral’ Broke My Heart

When I try to explain my feelings, my words usually come out clumsily. So I apologize if I prove incapable of properly capturing everything I long to say. I’m going to talk about fictional characters as though they were real … Continue reading

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A Book That Makes Me Cry on Every Page

Few pieces of entertainment have the power to make me cry. For example, the scenes in Beauty and the Beast (1991) where the Beast releases Belle and she returns just in time to watch him die always draw tears from … Continue reading

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My Heart Aches for This Poor Man

Prepare to meet a broken man who has been beaten down to the point of despair and whose cries of anguish are met with indifference. Continue reading

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The Power in The Touch of the Master’s Hand

Few films have the power to bring me to tears. 1987’s The Touch of the Master’s Hand is one of them – and it’s only 18 minutes long! Continue reading

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A Joke from Top Secret! (1984) Becomes Reality

I am always on the lookout for interesting comparisons between films, and it was surprising to find such a striking parallel between fiction and real life. I never thought a joke could be taken so seriously. Continue reading

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The Death of a Family Member

My heart is heavy. I had intended to publish another fun, thought-provoking film analysis today, but something happened this week that made me change my mind. Right now would not be an appropriate time for levity. My brother-in-law, Alan Blood, … Continue reading

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2 Absent Friends

I watched Star Trek Beyond last week, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. It’s just a great adventure film, punctuated by a particularly moving birthday party for Kirk at the end. I’m sure many other people … Continue reading

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5 Inspiring Films That Show Winning Isn’t Everything

Most Hollywood movies like to end on a triumphant note. The aliens are defeated in Independence Day. The Death Star is destroyed in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. And Marty McFly makes it back to the future in … Continue reading

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