Newsletter: October 1, 2020

Hello, innocent bystander. This is either my attempt at contributing something positive in These Trying Times, or it’s me finally cracking up. Either way, thanks for being here to witness whatever this is. I want to add a little light, a little levity, in what are at best uncertain times. Yes, I am a hero. So, … Continue reading Newsletter: October 1, 2020

On The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass

It seems I can’t get enough of movies passes. The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass is my third try at making a movie pass part of my monthly outgoings, and my third failure. But, let me start with this: The Alamo Drafthouse (AD) pass is by far the most positive experience I’ve had so far. I … Continue reading On The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass

On Jesus of Montreal

In my mid-teens, these are the things I used to prove that I was cooler than you (despite so much evidence to the contrary): A copy of Plato’s Republic (library copy, largely unread and definitely not understood) that I carried everywhere, including to my first ever date.My love for the movie Jesus of Montreal. Or, … Continue reading On Jesus of Montreal

A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm a compulsive list writer. I write lists for everything - favorite books and movies, obviously. But lists of bad movies too. And a timeline of my life (under construction...my memory is really working against me there...). I have a shitlist, so I can remember the names of the truly terrible people in this world. … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things

On Wondering What’s Wrong with Certain Superhero Movies

There’s a list going around on the internet about signs of growing fascism. I mention this here because, well, I have concerns about an especially popular children’s movie. I’m not saying that the movie is fascist; I’m just saying that it’s a movie that fascists could certainly get behind. The basic plot of this movie goes … Continue reading On Wondering What’s Wrong with Certain Superhero Movies

On Watching Northfork

There’s a risk in going back to watch movies you loved years ago. I call it the “Doc Savage  Effect.” Despite the wounds of previous nostalgia-fueled viewing still being surprisingly strong, when clearing out my DVDs, I finally decided it was time to re-watch Northfork  before I sent it on to find another home. And, … Continue reading On Watching Northfork