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”

Cli-Fi Literature [The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson]

So I read my first cli-fi novel, and I’m pretty stoked to be able to say that. It is not too often that a longtime dedicated reader gets introduced to a new genre, or sub-genre I guess, of literature. But here I sit, having just read The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, and IContinue reading “Cli-Fi Literature [The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson]”

End Of Year Media Round-Up [2020]

2020 is coming to an end, and with it, my first year of blogging. I compiled a list of my favorite movies, books, and TV shows that I consumed this year. This is a list of the top (10 or 5) media I discovered this year, which means they may have been released a longContinue reading “End Of Year Media Round-Up [2020]”

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”

Is [Die Hard] A Christmas Movie?

It’s about that time of year. The tinsel is out. The trees are lit. Houses are wrapped with the smell of baked cookies. And every movie fan debates whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie. At this point, I understand if the argument elicits an eye roll and a sigh of exasperation. And if you feel theContinue reading “Is [Die Hard] A Christmas Movie?”

Raccoons In The Chimney [Succession]

If you watch [Succession]Did you blank it? has a lot more to talk about with you…Go to our Watch page, or scroll to the bottom of this post for more [Succession]. The first episode of the second season of Succession had plenty of storylines to work with. And, as any new season does, it neededContinue reading “Raccoons In The Chimney [Succession]”