I’m an Award Nominee!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been nominated in the Writer of the Year category for the Third Annual Crystal Chalice Awards program, sponsored by Project Bring Me 2 Life. The annual art, music and holistic awards program was launched by PBM2L founders Selomon Closson and Shannon Shine to recognize individuals who are doing great things for the world. Further information about the program is available by clicking here. Winners are determined by the public. To vote, click here. The awards will be presented in a ceremony October 21 at Mezzos in Cumberland, MD, with dinner at 5 p.m., the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. and a masquerade-themed after-party to follow. You can find more information on the program’s Facebook [...]

2017-10-05T00:45:59+00:00August 25th, 2017|Archives|

On the Radio Today

Tune in for the latest edition of The Cinema Scribe segment on Bring Me 2 Life Radio, today, August 15 at 12:30 pm ET, by clicking here (click on the "Shows" tab). And, if you don't hear it live, catch it later on demand on the podcast!

2017-09-16T03:01:43+00:00August 16th, 2017|Archives|

‘Normal Is Over’ outlines the need for global change

“Normal Is Over” (2017). Cast: Lester Brown, Charles Eisenstein, Paul Gilding, Michael E. Mann, Ian McCallum, Naomi Oreskas, Vandana Shiva, Heike Brunner (narrator). Director: Renée Scheltema. Web site. Trailer.The world is changing, to be sure. But the degree of that shift is more radical than most of us probably realize, and, if we don’t take steps to deal with it, we may all be in for a very rude awakening – and much sooner than most of us probably think. That’s the message to come out of the engaging new documentary, “Normal Is Over.”The subject of climate change has been prominent in the minds of the public for some time now. And, while debates have raged about the exact cause [...]

2017-10-05T00:46:10+00:00August 10th, 2017|Archives|

‘Brigsby Bear’ analyzes how we view our reality

“Brigsby Bear” (2017) Cast: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jane Adams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alexa Demie, Chance Crimin, Beck Bennet, Andy Samberg, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kiera Milan Hendricks. Director: Dave McCary. Screenplay: Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney. Web site. Trailer.Fundamentally we all share a rather common view of reality, don’t we? But what accounts for those who possess their own singular, atypical outlooks? Don’t they suggest the possibility of disconnects between them and the rest of us? And, in light of that, how do we relate to them (and they to us)? Perhaps most importantly, though, what causes those differences to arise in the first place? Those are among the questions [...]

2017-10-05T00:46:20+00:00August 10th, 2017|Archives|

This Week in Movies with Meaning

Reviews of "Brigsby Bear," "Normal Is Over" and "Queen of Katwe," as well as a radio show preview, are all in the latest Movies with Meaning post on the web site of The Good Radio Network, available by clicking here.            

2017-09-21T16:05:52+00:00August 8th, 2017|Archives|

Check out Reviewers Roundtable

Looking for some good new thought-provoking movies and books? Then check out this quarter's installment of New Consciousness Review radio's Reviewers Roundtable, available by clicking here, here or here. Join me and fellow reviewers Miriam Knight and Cynthia Sue Larson for a look at some great new material!

2017-09-16T03:01:43+00:00August 4th, 2017|Archives|

‘Third Real’ now on social media

You can now follow the latest about my soon-to-be-released new book, Third Real: Conscious Creation Goes Back to the Movies, on social media! Follow Third Real on Facebook by clicking here and on Pinterest by clicking here. The new addition to the Brent Marchant family of books will be available this fall in print and ebook formats from all major online retailers. Social media banner and cover designs by Paul L. Clark, Inspirtainment

2017-10-05T00:46:32+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Archives|

The challenges of self-preservation

In a totalitarian state like North Korea, virtually every aspect of life of virtually every citizen is rigidly controlled. So how does one preserve one's sense of self? Find out by reading "'Under the Sun' chronicles the challenges of self-preservation," my latest film review post on the web site of Smart Women's Empowerment, available by clicking here.

2017-09-16T03:01:43+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Archives|
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