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It's not Rocket Science; it's the Rocket List!

It's not Rocket Science; it's the Rocket List!

Monday, May 15, 2017

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RECENT Posts

  1. More Turbulent Times (A Matter of Perspective)
    17 May, 2017
    More Turbulent Times (A Matter of Perspective)
    Tourbillon (2016) 86 minutes Reviewed by: Carline Romain What to do when one lives forever? What is the true value of time in this world? Daunting questions when faced with the reality of immortality. Shot guerrilla style, writer-director Gene Ivery offers a counterintuitive possibility to those questions in the thrilling sci-fi drama, Tourbillon.  The character-driven film forces viewers to question how they live their mortality and how the state of finiteness informs and forms beingness.
  2. Turbulent Times with Tourbillon
    15 May, 2017
    Turbulent Times with Tourbillon
    Tourbillon (2016) 83 minutes Reviewed by: Carline Romain What to do when one lives forever? Writer-Director Gene Ivery offers a counterintuitive possibility in the thrilling sci-fi drama, Tourbillon. A possible explanation for the film’s title derives from the fact that tourbillon is a watchmaker’s term for the device that improves the mechanical accuracy of mechanical timepieces-- apt terrain for the subject of timelessness and immortality. In a psychologically and emotionally distant
  3. Indeed, you are not my Negro nor am I yours...
    04 May, 2017
    Indeed, you are not my Negro nor am I yours...
    I Am Not Your Negro (2017) 93 minutes Reviewed by Carline Romain Now Showing at Film Forum! This is a must see!  The film's run at the Forum ends on May 18th (aptly so as this date is Haitian Flag Day).
  4. Life is a Marathon
    28 Apr, 2017
    Life is a Marathon
    Mile End (2015) Review by Carline Romain 101 minutes You can never go too far. Nobody ever gets anywhere by listening to his conscience.--John from Mile End So goes the morbid yet increasingly enticing repartee between John and Paul--so named because his father was an avid Beatle’s fan-- more on that when you view the film. In an enigmatic and dark tale of intrigue and manipulation, this quasi-absurdist exploration of the desire to find meaning in an unimpressionable life leaves much to
  5. Knockout! It takes 6.
    27 Apr, 2017
    Knockout! It takes 6.
    Six Rounds (2011) 57 minutes Reviewed by Carline Romain Writer-Director Marcus Flemmings offers viewers an enigmatic and spellbinding portrayal of life against the backdrop of the 2011 London riots prompted by the shooting of Mark Duggan by police on August 4th of that year. The film lures the viewer into a poverty-stricken slum of England wherein one observes gang culture, unemployment, hooliganism, criminality, racial and class tensions,  and a general breakdown in morality. Trying to
  6. Round 'em Up!  K-O in 6!
    27 Apr, 2017
    Round 'em Up! K-O in 6!
    Six Rounds (2011) 57 minutes Reviewed by Carline Romain Writer-Director Marcus Flemmings offers viewers an enigmatic and spellbinding portrayal of life against the backdrop of the 2011 London riots prompted by the shooting of Mark Duggan by police on August 4th of that year. The film lures the viewer into a poverty-stricken slum of England wherein one observes gang culture, unemployment, hooliganism, criminality, racial and class tensions,  and a general breakdown in morality. Trying to
  7. Armed with Shiny Armor:  Reflections and Revelations
    26 Apr, 2017
    Armed with Shiny Armor: Reflections and Revelations
    White Night (Nuit Blanche) White Night (2017) 86 minutes Review by Carline Romain Singer-Narrator Stevie (Stephen Joffe of Birds of Bellwoods fame)  informs viewers that ” the journey is not about the destination. It is instead about the moments, the discoveries. It is about the truths we unsurface when we least expect it” (2017). In the form of a Zap Social Critical cabaret, writer-directors Dan Slater and Matt Purdy along with co-directors Sonny Atkins, P.H. Bergeron, and Brian Hamilton
  8. Finally foraying into featuring films!
    25 Apr, 2017
    Finally foraying into featuring films!
    Hi everyone! I will be here weekly. After decades of writing critiques on napkins, teaching literature as a  scholar-practioner, and discussing films and other texts intensely at museums and other venues of discourse, I can finally post my reviews and other film-related content here. I also will post content on writing and teaching on some sister sites that already exist or are being built  in order to align with my decision to work for myself full time and finally get my textbooks, papers, and
  9. The Next Film on Our List: The Open
    25 Apr, 2017
    The Next Film on Our List: The Open
    The Open (2015) Sci-Fi (Surrealism), Drama Length: 103 minutes Director: Marc Lahore Writers: Marc Lahore Non sequitur, or does it? Kubrick meets Antonioni! by Carline Romain Director-Writer Marc Lahore presents viewers with a playful yet serious layered absurdist tragi-comedic  text rife with word play (such as double entendre-- “What’s your rank, Soldier?” posed by Andre to ascertain Ralph’s WTA ranking), malaprops, and irony and that much like the fine line  that separates the amateur