14 Apr 2017

Get out to see Get Out in the theater

Earlier this month, my students wrote film reviews of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma.  I pulled sentences from each of them and projected them onto a screen, asking the class to help each other repair grammatical errors in some of the weaker sentences. (This is a great exercise. The class wakes up

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06 Apr 2017

I thought I’d love Song to Song. I was wrong.

The latest Terrence Malick pageant of glamorous lovers and their interior-monologues meanders into monotony.

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01 Apr 2017

Silence… like you’ve never heard it before.

Trample! TRAMPLE!

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20 Mar 2017

If you loved The Secret of Kells

For the grand finale of my film-focused research writing course at Seattle Pacific University, I treated my finals-weary students to a screening and discussion of The Secret of Kells. I didn’t even realize until I was loading up the movie that, lo and behold… it was St. Patrick’s Day. And so, another

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