more stars than in the heavens

not in our stars, but in ourselves

“If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”

Friends and enemies, fronds and anemones – hello.  I didn’t really mean to take a hiatus, but I guess it happened anyway.  This is going to be a roundup post, … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

apolitical roundup

“Hey, loser, when are you ever gonna write about movies again?” Right here!  Right now!  I will give you a hodgepodge of links and observations and such and so on, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

As the four years of slaughter drew to a close, the well-known Austrian writer Robert Musil cynically jotted in his diary in 1918: “The war can be reduced to the … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

maybe the last time I’ll talk about this

It’s settled, it’s final, there’s no chance to change it now: Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic candidate for president, and Donald Trump is the official Republican candidate.  I just … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Too darn hot

I’m late to the Michael Mann party, as I am late to most parties.  Manhunter was enough to convince me that he is indeed a genius, and worthy of all the … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

over-the-top roundup

1. Before I delve into the shitty stuff, here’s something fun: the Nitrate Diva (who rules, and who’s worth following) has been showcasing sparkly movie costumes on her Twitter feed. … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mann: Hunter

Did you really feel so depressed after you shot Mr. Garret Jacob Hobbs to death? I didn’t know you then, but I think you probably did. But it wasn’t the … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment