by Angelica Jade Bastién
"The problem with loneliness is how easily it lets us isolate ourselves."
Kindle Edition (Amazon)
Letter from an Editor (free)
Lindsey Romain on The Wizard of Oz
Mowgli and Me
Kyle Meikle on The Jungle Book
The Lonely City: On the Empathy and Isolation of C.C. Baxter in “The Apartment” (free)
Angelica Jade Bastién
Our DVD Collections, Ourselves
Katherine Murray on The Great Beauty
Prince's Natural Voice (free)
Karina Wolf on Purple Rain
"Why Do You Have to Carry the Burden of Someone Else's Life?"
Sheila O'Malley and Chad Perman on Running on Empty
Life is Short
Arielle Greenberg on Amy
Andrew Root on Interstellar
"The point of a film is not to feel superior to it, to declare it “overrated,” to elevate our opinions above a piece of work, because what is often lost in that process is the quiet, personal experience that can be generated by a genuine interaction with a piece of art."
"My mother was six months pregnant with me, and in the nick of time. I believe she thought she was saving us both, though I was already immersed in water, already floating."