This should be a New York Times Op-Ed in itself, but if you don’t think our country’s current violence problem has anything to do with the constant barrage of violent images, from the news media replaying fights over and over, to the lunatics at Facebook allowing live stream of the same, to 90% of television… Continue reading Kicking Two to the Curb: Dead Pool, Pop Star
Month: June 2016
Maggie’s Plan, Nothing Novel
Maggie’s Plan (written and directed by Rebecca Miller) was nothing novel, though the film did have a few highlights. Let’s get the disappointment out of the way first. Actually, no, let me change that view to optimism since I could have written this easily (sorry Rebecca). In fact, my screenplay Buck Up has more laughs… Continue reading Maggie’s Plan, Nothing Novel
Eye in the Sky: Not Your Average Military Movie
Dear Reader I recently heard a celebrity say on a podcast how she cries during films on airplanes more often because the altitude opens up tear ducts. I believe this, though don’t want to bother researching a scientific topic right now. Why am I trusting? When I returned from a long weekend in Sarasota Fl,… Continue reading Eye in the Sky: Not Your Average Military Movie
Why the lobster screams: The Lobster
I pulled an Anomalisa with The Lobster, expectations being through the ceiling. I mean John C. Reilly in a bitter satire about couples and the single shaming that occasionally happens to me? I hadn’t heard ‘smug marrieds’ since the original Bridget Jones Diary book (the movies look like schlock) and I was ready for action… Continue reading Why the lobster screams: The Lobster
The Bigger Splash-A Must See!
A Bigger Splash is a must see, partly due to Tilda Swinton who plays a muted (due to her character’s vocal injury) rock and roll singer. And while seeing this in my new home town of Sarasota, I felt a little like Tilda, muted in my won way by a stress fracture due to running,… Continue reading The Bigger Splash-A Must See!