Alright, honestly? I’m never sure where to start when it comes to writing film reviews. They usually seem to only have a middle—no beginning, no end. Just words words words -30-. So uh… Where do we start with Blade Runner 2049? I think with the color yellow. Yea, yellow. Because it’s in every fucking frame […]Read More Blade Runner 2049
I’m big into roller coasters. Like, I’ve ridden nearly 140 of them in six different states. These giant machines mean a lot to me for some reason. Let’s start from the beginning if only because I’ve never really written about this. For some aberrant reason, I find it kinda embarrassing. Anyway, it started with Roller […]Read More A Magic Mountain Monograph
Everything changed when it began to rain nails. Pam Zelzah was heading across the factory floor, walking from her office to the break room on the opposite side of the building. She was around 40 with blonde hair and grey eyes, the only woman on the board at the brewery.Read More Remainder–a short story
On the surface, it’s a simple song about a woman. Like most songs about God, it toes that line. It talks about all the things he’s doing to forget about her, suggesting she do the same, and finally resolving that he honestly doesn’t need a thing. It’s Aaron Weiss at his best: a lot of […]Read More mewithoutYou, “In a Sweater Poorly Knit”
There’s a scene early on in the film that truly shows why it kinda sucks. After trying to break into Paul’s house, Will subsequently gets tied to a tree and left outside overnight. That’s when I started to think that the big reveal would be made–that there’s something in the woods that they’re trying to […]Read More It Comes At Night–Oh, wait, I guess not.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m actually a fan of the DC Extended Universe thus far. The movies have been kinda crappy but I really appreciate how willing they are to hand over a film to someone and allow them to fail. I mean, they let Zack Snyder make an R-Rated, 3 hour, […]Read More Wonder Woman Review
I first heard of Bear vs. Shark from a girlfriend I had years ago. She played them for me as we drove around Barstow Community College. I was instantly hooked. They had the blend of rhythm and screams that I love so much. They’re in the same vein as At the Drive-in and Hot Water […]Read More On Bear vs. Shark
After coming to the conclusion that I hate cigarettes, I quit. They’re bullies, they’re gross, they inconvenience everyone, they’re expensive. The list goes on and on and on. It’s something only now I’m realizing: That my knowledge of these detriments has always had a “Yea, but…” attached to it. But, anymore, I’m so sick of […]Read More I quit.
What I love most about Thomas Pynchon is that everything he writes revolves around stuffing everything he knows about life into one work. David Foster Wallace and Infinite Jest. Don DeLillo and Underworld. PT Anderson and magnolia. David Lynch and Inland Empire. For most creatives, this type of work is a one off. For Pynchon, […]Read More Bleeding Edge Review
[Sometimes, there are songs that are so deeply infectious and fun that you just can’t say no to them despite what your judgment screaming out “This is Christawful! What are you thinking!” This is one of them] If you’ve ever listened to a Dodgers game on the radio, you’ll know they play some weird-ass shit sometimes […]Read More My Pleasure, It’s Guilty: “Thumbs” by Sabrina Carpenter