It’s Film Watching Time

Today I’m gonna sit and watch a film because I can and I should be watching more films.  Today’s film will be Somewhere.  It’s directed by Sofia Coppola and stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning.  I’ll let you know how it turns out after I watch and let it marinate. It’s about time I watch something that’s not science fiction, just because I believe in the diversity of viewing and trying new things.  Besides, it’s a nice way to spend a cozy Sunday.

The Academic Road Bump

I’ve hit a road bump in my academic career at this point.  I lost my employee scholarship and am no longer working for the school I attended.  This would have allowed me to complete my MA in Cinema Studies and be a very, very, happy man. It now means I need to contemplate my next moves.  This blog is, in part, about my life as a cinema studies student. I’m anguished about the status of this road bump.  Let me add my professors are great instructors.  Dr. Cox-Stanton and Dr. Rawlings have been extremely great in helping me shape my academic life. I don’t want to give up on my academics.  I need to think this over.  Just like with screenplays being accepted/rejected, I may be back at square one.  I however, am not down and out.