Blue Velvet Unrevisited

I haven’t seen the film Blue Velvet in a long, long time and I’m kind of afraid to do so. When it was first released, I saw it a dozen or so times because it was strange and fun and creepy and, well, Isabella Rossellini of course. Once the film settled in my brain, my […]

The Fountain

Last week, I finally sat down and watched Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain. I’m not sure if anything I write about it will constitute a spoiler, but if you’re strongly anti-spoiler, you haven’t seen this film, and you are planning to do so, then by all means, stop reading. I know it’s a little weird to […]

Working at Something You Love

This one’s a bit more like an old-school LJ post than the…well, whatever it is that this blog’s known for. Just wanted to warn you before we got started. I’ve had the opportunity to make money in a field I loved three times so far in my life. I’ve worked, tangentially, in the music industry, […]

Not exactly a review of Pacific Rim

Here there by spoilers!* A Few Things I Didn’t Like So Well: -I know it’s not meant to be realistic, but if they’re going to explain things, then the explanation should either be the equivalent of “it’s magic” or the explanation should work. When Charlie Day’s character says that the DNA of each monster is […]

A Spoiler-Free Non-Review of “Grown Ups 2”

I do not like most Adam Sandler movies. I especially do not like the one where Sandler plays a man-child who has to “grow up” to get whatever prize he’s after. He always gets said prize, even though his “growing up” is perfunctory at best and the film always hints that other people learn more […]

I Don’t Even Care For Modern Art

I Don’t Even Care For Modern Art We watched this documentary about Herb and Dorothy Vogel the other night and it’s stuck with me to the point that I don’t think I’ll be able to write about anything else until I work through my thoughts on this film. In terms of presentation, it’s a fairly […]

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was one of the titans of the so-called “dinosaur” media. He wrote a newspaper column about films, he wrote books about films, ¬†and had a television show on the same subject. That’s about as old school as it gets. So, I was delighted when I discovered his Twitter feed and found him to […]