The Filter Of [The Flight Attendant]

The Flight Attendant is maddeningly picturesque. Every shot seems filtered for Instagram, every outfit from the closet of an influencer, every backdrop felt like a destination worth travelling to see. The effect was to create a façade fit for the 21st century, one reliant on looks and glamour and how well a life can be sold onContinue reading “The Filter Of [The Flight Attendant]”

[Midnight Sky] Is Very Mediocre, So Lay off

Before watching Midnight Sky, there were the criticisms on Twitter, which do not hold enough weight to make me not watch a movie that seems intriguing, but they are enough to temper my expectations. And maybe it was these tempered expectations that allowed me to enjoy the movie, but enjoy it I did. Midnight Sky theContinue reading “[Midnight Sky] Is Very Mediocre, So Lay off”

Are We Living In An Orwellian State? [1984]

This post is the first of a three-part series about dystopian novels and our illiterate present. There is an interesting subset of fiction, starting in the 30s, predicting dystopian futures where books will no longer be read, and people will be dumb and susceptible to every suggestion by their government and vice of society. ThatContinue reading “Are We Living In An Orwellian State? [1984]”

The Movie That Made Me Cry [Creed II]

I don’t really cry at movies. In fact, it was only in the last year that I ever cried during a film, and it happened twice. The second time was during Schindler’s List, which makes total sense. I was home alone during a pandemic, watching one of the most heart wrenching movies of all time, and then ItzhakContinue reading “The Movie That Made Me Cry [Creed II]”

Sometimes we’re all hypocrites. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 2

Click Here for the first part of this two part Long Overdue Recap of Season 2 of The Sopranos. Season 2 of The Sopranos is awash with a plethora of top tier major storylines. In lesser hands, they may fight against each other for control of the series. But The Sopranos makes it work. It may be too much toContinue reading “Sometimes we’re all hypocrites. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 2”

It’s business. We are soldiers. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 1

Season 2 of The Sopranos is considered one of the greatest single seasons of television of all time, and for good reason. After a first season that overperforms while poking and prodding at greatness, season 2 is the becoming. In order to recap it in posts of reasonable length, I am dedicating two blog posts to theContinue reading “It’s business. We are soldiers. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 1”

Shadow Tongue: A Pseudo-Language [The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth]

The Wake should be in every classroom in America, not read in every classroom in America, but at least sitting on the shelf. Then, when kids complain about having to read “Old English” with a copy of Othello open before them, the teacher can be all sly and grab The Wake and be like, “I’ll make you a deal.” As they waggleContinue reading “Shadow Tongue: A Pseudo-Language [The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth]”

Top 50 Favorite Movies List

I have been compiling my ‘Best of’ lists for some time. My ‘Best Fiction’ (50) list was slow in compiling but felt definitive to me. My ‘Best Nonfiction’ (50) is still in the works (turns out finding good nonfiction is a chore). My ‘Best TV Shows’ (10) felt arguable, but the list was pretty easyContinue reading “Top 50 Favorite Movies List”

Nonfiction Authors Worth Reading

I have a love/hate relationship with nonfiction. I love reading nonfiction, but I have a serious problem with the values of nonfiction and the way it is written. This may be because of my tastes and interests (I am not a memoir, biography, or history buff- I’m more of a journalistic nonfiction guy), but IContinue reading “Nonfiction Authors Worth Reading”