The Dissenter’s Top Films of 2013

By: Sunday December 29, 2013 11:11 am

Throughout the year, I see many films, and, whenever I have the time after viewing a film to produce a review, I do because I enjoy writing about films. Like a number of others, it has become a tradition of mine to put together a list of ten top films at this time of year. [...]

The Humanity of Roger Ebert: Teaching Us How to Love (and Hate) the Movies

By: Friday April 5, 2013 12:59 pm

Film critic Roger Ebert taught us to love the movies. He taught us to love movies for over forty years, as a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Dan Zak at the Washington Post states, “A critic’s noblest and most generous act is to inspire passion in others.” Ebert inspired that passion in this writer. He influenced [...]

The Off-Screen Violence of an NYPD Shooting in Times Square

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:25 pm

The introduction for the New York Times‘ coverage of a police shooting in the commercially decadent hub of New York known as Times Square is the following, “When the tourists and shoppers thronging Times Square on Saturday afternoon first saw the police officers, guns drawn, confronting a knife-wielding man, many thought they had stumbled onto [...]

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