Film Review: Words and Pictures

poster words and pictures
Film Review: Words and Pictures

Review by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 12th December 2014

clive & juliette words and pictures 1

An unexpected joy to find a film that actually is brilliant and exceeds the expectations. A high school literary teacher vs the new art teacher. Clive Owen is excellent in his performance as a disappointed alcoholic who feels his flame for writing has gone out. He takes it out on his students at first. But once the new art teacher hits the scene and his job is threatened because he is not doing his job very well and has lost his enthusiasm, the film picks up a war of what is more valuable words or pictures.

It is a love story and a lesson in how to respect others. Students and teachers both learn these lessons the hard way.

Juliet Binnoche is a brilliant artist. She creates her own paintings for the film. And they are intensely profound and beautifully deep. The contest brings a spirit to the participants. It puts a fire in their bellies all around.

It’s a struggle but a worthy one. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is into art and language, love and recovery. I loved every moment the film was on the screen. I didn’t want it to end.

Movie Trailer - Words and Pictures

Appears on Expats Post 27th October 2014

Op-Ed: “Reflection


OP-ED: Reflection

Rant: Inner Reflection

Post by jkm

Post Monday 1st December 2014

Rant of the Week

inner reflection

Inner reflection
Outer rejections
Making a motion
To lose recollections

Dreams keep passing
Toward forward carnations
Floating distances away
Into tomorrow’s realizations

(c) jkm

Art of the Week

inside reflection

inside reflection (c) jkm

Video of the Week

Prepare to be psychically stunned.

Eyes Know – Vimeo

The streetlight which lights up the city.
The light draws various form.
Independent Film Project
Directed by Hiroshi Kondo
Sound by Ayako Taniguchi

Quotation of the Week

“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” ― David Levithan, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List


Op-Ed: “Dream”

November 24th 2014 OP-ED #3


 Rant of the Week

Experience.  Dream.  Risk.  Close one your  eyes  and  jump. Enjoyed  the  free-fall.   Choose  exhilaration  over comfort. Choose a magic over predictability.  Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life.  Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut.  Discover the beauty of uncertainty. Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.  Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need. Know how to hold on and when to let go.  Love hard and often and without reservation. Seek knowledge.  Open yourself to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light.  The wrong every once in a while, and don’t be afraid to admit it. Awaken to the brilliance of ordinary moments.  Tell the truth about herself no matter what the costs.  Own your reality without apology.  See goodness in the world.  Be bold.  Be fierce.  Be grateful.  Be wild.  Crazy and gloriously free.  Be you. Go now, and live.

© Jeanette Leblanc 2008

Video of the Week

When You Love A Woman – Journey

Art of the Week

tomorrow's window (c) jkm 2014

tomorrow’s window (c) jkm 2014

Quote of the Week

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

— Gabriel Garcia Márquez


“Inspiration” by Enrique Pacheco

tell me a story



A Short Film

by Enrique Pacheco

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 20th November 2014
He is the creator of the short film I posted yesterday on ‘the secret keeper.’ In this short film, he talks about what he does in order to capture the images we are able to see as his audience. In this video he includes amazing visions to show as examples of his work.

“Inspiration” by Enrique Pacheco

Directed by / Enrique Pacheco:
Music by / The American Dollar:
Cinematography / Macgregor:
Edited by / Jota Aronak:
Sound by / Ross Curry:
Thanks to : Barbro Rakos, Basti Jean, Quique Arias, J.F Calero.

Time-lapse shot with Sony a99 and Zeiss glass
Video shot with Sony F35 and Nikon glass.

Enrique Pacheco is a cinematographer specialized in travel. He is world renowned for his timelapse technique. His videos capture and embody the beauty of remote and hidden places as well as urban landscapes. This time Enrique shows us his more personal side, putting himself in front of the camera. Explaining the roots of his work and what motivates him to carry on moving forward.

“Shaped By Time”

amazing visions
“Shaped By Time”
A Short Film
By Enrique Pacheco

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 19th November 2014

“Shaped by Time” is a time-lapse film that explores the power of nature through the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. It is an exceptional visual presentation. It seems quite heavenly & awe-inspiring, so much so, it takes my breath away, and I do believe it will have similar effects to anyone viewing this magical imagery. The majesty of time over the dimensions of its wearing down the solid matter of Earth and on into the Firmament.  ps. the Thursday Post following this one is created by the same artist. He tells the story of his art & shows magnificent samples of many visual amazements of Earth through his timelapse method of photography. <3 jkm

“Shaped By Time” Enrique Pacheco

“Shaped by Time” During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have shaped these wonderful landscapes, going beyond the natural and becoming art work of monumental proportions.

For licensing this footage please contact the media department:
Music by Péter Nanasi:

Dartmoor | Timelapse [2]

amazing visions“Dartmoor | Timelapse  [x 2]

Post by jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 12th November 2014

Dedicated to Shawn MacKenzie

wild visions
artistic expression
feel the art moving through you
awakening your senses of spirit and creation
letting go of falling free fall through the creative atmosphere
it will bring you alive inside
let yourself go until you can go no further
then stop and rest awhile
then begin again

Dartmoor Timelapse Trailer

Dartmoor is a National Park in the southwest of England. The final film will show the variety of Dartmoor’s expansive landscape.

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Dartmoor, The Big Sky, Time-lapse Photography

from David James

Time-lapse photography film of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England.

Locations in order of appearance: Burrator Reservoir, Sharpitor (looking towards Princetown), Fernworthy Reservoir, Hound Tor, Leedon Tor, Old Ruin at Foggintor Quarry, Sheepstor, The Merrivale Stones, Old Rail Track near Sweltor Quarry, Clapper Bridge, Wheal Betsy, Cadover Bridge, King Tor, Foggintor Quarry, Memorial at Corndon Down, Haytor, Old Ruin at Sweltor Quarry, Lydford Castle, Saddle Tor, Brentor Church, Sharpitor (looking towards Leather Tor), Old Bridge near Cadover, Sunset over Dartmoor near Sharpitor.

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