Mirror (1975)

If you like challenging films . . .

Mixed Media

Haunting and challenging, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Mirror isn’t an easy film. It’s intriguing, beautiful and poetic as it depicts the dreams and memories of a dying poet. We rarely see the narrator of the film. We see his memories of life before and during WWII as well as conversations in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Rather than a linear plot, the film consists of dreams, images (plenty of mirrors are shown). The most compelling scenes for me focussed on his ex-wife and their conversations about custody of their teenage son. The film drew me in and mystified me. I felt that I need to do some research to make more sense of Mirror so that I can better understand it. I understand that a lot of movie lovers don’t have the time or patience to invest in decoding a movie so it’s not for everyone, but if you’re curious and willing to…

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Shaun Thompson Show

Great commentary on the Biden’s failure in Kabul. I pray for the people stuck there.

Mixed Media

Shaun Thompson recently got a third hour for his radio show. Mr. Thompson comments on the blunders of corrupt Pres. Joe Biden’s failure in Afghanistan and how the Democrats run for cover.

Utterly, bizarre how CNN thinks the Taliban is friendly. Thompson points out how in the past Biden supported the Taliban. Yep, supported.

Shaun doesn’t give you the same old thing. He’s a true independent thinker.

You can now hear him from 4 to 7 pm Central time at 560theanswer.com. If you’re near Chicago, listen at 560 AM.

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Le Samouraï (1967)

I wasn’t sure at first, but this classic is a winner.

Mixed Media

Icy and aloof, hitman Jef Costello enters a night club, surveys the room, smiles at the chic woman playing the piano, proceeds to the back office and shoots a man. We don’t know the reason for the hit and we never do.

The police are called and haul Jef and some others in for questioning and a line up. Some witnesses’ think Jef is the one and and others insist he isn’t. The piano player knows he did it, but tells the police he didn’t. Why does she do that?

Though Jef has ice water running through his veins, a beautiful red head agrees to give him an alibi and she sticks to it. The police sense she’s lying but even when they ransack her apartment, she sticks to her story.

Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic Le Samouraï doesn’t feature any samurai’s. In fact, compared with Kurosawa’s or Tokuzo Tanaka’s samurai, you…

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How to Find Data on Vaccine Reactions

Video Serendipity

This video shows you how to report or look up data regarding vaccine reactions of any sort for any sort of vaccine.

It should show you want you want to know about Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccines.

The site to go to is https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html.

Doctors or the public can report reactions at that site.

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Wow. Just Wow.

On my current blog. (This one has lots of old content. It’s reached its photo capacity so I moved to nofixedplans5.wordpress.com. $100 a year was one thing but $200+, no thanks, WordPress.)

No Fixed Plans

St. John Cantius

I learned a lot from this tour of a Catholic church (the one I’ve gone to the most during this lockdown year+). I’m ashamed to say that I never even looked down at the floor, which has lots os symbolism, so I missed all that.

When the pastor says they hear over 700 confessions a weekend, having seen the lines, I don’t doubt it.

This Gospel Simply YouTube channel has a lot of great interviews and content. Check it out.

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