1. Fishsticks (Season 13, Episode 05) It made a pretty lame joke seem funnier than it has the right to be, but this episode was a return to form after a largely disappointing season 12, and the absolute best from season 13, before they flopped again for the first run of the next, season 14. […]Read more "Best of South Park – 01 – Fishsticks"
The ultimate nature of life is that of process over time guided by a sacred structure, a process that changes through will to ascension and ascends through will to change. Life is more than one factor at a time. You can choose with firm resolve to fight The Evil Power, but if your plan, arms, […]Read more "Life is Ascension"
Ruh roh, Smaug the magnificent is stirring, and he smells the blood of a halfling burglar, come to retrieve the magical Dwarvish Arkenstone from his lair under the mountain, where he sleeps and sleeps, all day and all night, because, you see, he’s got all the gold and treasure in the world but nothing to […]Read more "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)"
If this movie can teach us anything in historiological terms, it’s that the world was more naive in 1992. That’s only 20 years ago, but it seems further away. What it can teach us in spiritual terms, is that all the doom and gloom of the current time cannot kill the spirit that connects with […]Read more "Leaving Normal (1992)"
We sometimes grow up from our fancies. From one view, Villa Amalia suggests a type of modern existence to be one big fancy, the one full of short term thrills put on repeat for a lifetime: fake relationships and meaningless careers that bring the money and the pain but no spiritual gain. From another, it’s […]Read more "Villa Amalia (2009)"
Terrence Malick’s take on the legend of Pocahontas is that of the Native American girl (androgynous Q’orianka Kilcher) who stole the heart of British captain John Smith (Collin Farrel), and bridged the divide between English colonialists and her fellow feral Indians in the new unexplored, unmolested world. On one hand, it’s a simple love story, […]Read more "The New World (2005)"
50. Chickenpox (Season 2, Episode 10) Got herpes? Get it while you’re young. “See that X-Ray, that’s your ass. See that line, that’s your ass collapsing.” -Terrence, to PhilipRead more "Best of South Park – 50 – Chickenpox"