This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]

Is it possible for a movie to be good when you don’t enjoy any of it? Movie goers butt up against this question in many forms, from people asking them why anyone would pay to be scared in a horror flick, or when they unglue themselves from their seat after an intense war movie. ButContinue reading “This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]”

I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]

This post is a representation of an opinion that was developed solely on my reading of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou I don’t like Elizabeth Holmes and that annoying piss-ant “Sunny” Balwani. They are awful people. They are self-centered, ignorant, reckless, naïve, arrogant, over-emotional, self-deluded, shameless bullies who are supremely bad at their jobs. AndContinue reading “I Don’t Like Elizabeth Holmes [Bad Blood by John Carreyrou]”

Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]

Quotes are the lasting imprint of a film.  They enmesh the fictional story of the screen with the reality we inhabit. One of the great movie lines that has found life off-screen in our non-irradiated world is spoken in Mad Max: Fury Road.  I want to do the line honor, so that someday I may ride eternal, shinyContinue reading “Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]

One of the many amazing aspects of Mad Max: Fury Road is its storytelling through absorption. There is no leading dialogue that hints at what happened to the world, no text before the movie begins that catches us up on details of the setting, no scenes for the sake of cluing us in on character’sContinue reading “Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]

Bugs Bunny deleted interview for The Last Dance, about his time playing basketball with Jordan. This period of Jordan’s life is also covered in the documentary Space Jam. Hey Bugs. Ehhhhh. What’s up Doc? Thanks for doing this interview. You knew Michael at a tough time in his life. What was it like first meetingContinue reading “Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]”

Best Insults In All Of [Succession]

Insults in Succession are a microcosm of the dark comedy culture the TV show creates. Some are hilarious, others are devastatingly cruel, lots are both. But they are enmeshed in the fabric of the show and the characters complex relationships to each other.  Most of the characters in Succession do not have the time, desire,Continue reading “Best Insults In All Of [Succession]”

Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)

With the re-emergence of Dune into the public discourse, my friend had the distinct pleasure of- right before quarantine locked us all down- bringing the original Dune to my house and having me watch it. I had read the book and I am following the anticipation of the next film, but I had never seen, or had the desireContinue reading “Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)”

Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads

There is something about the role of the ‘father’ in television that is rife for conflict and mistakes. TV Dramas capitalize on those conflicts and create terrible dads in their series all the time. Maybe it is the battle of the patriarchy, the growing disillusionment with family, the absence of the American dad, or theContinue reading “Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads”

The Meaning of the Five Music Tones [Close Encounters of the Third Kind]

Start with the tone. (Pinkish-red) – D Up a full tone. (Orange) – E Down a major third. (Purple) – C  Down an octave. (Yellow) – C (an octave lower) Up a perfect fifth. (White) – G These are the tones and their corresponding colors that were bequeathed upon humanity by the extra-terrestrials in Close EncountersContinue reading “The Meaning of the Five Music Tones [Close Encounters of the Third Kind]”

Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

If you are wondering where the major characters are, we ranked them here. Minor Characters 1. Robb Stark As a fantasy fan first, I believe Robb Stark’s storyline is the most intriguing one in the book and was fresh and new in fantasy epics. He was the main character we observe from afar, the boyContinue reading “Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”