more stars than in the heavens

not in our stars, but in ourselves

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

off-track, as usual

Okay, I promise to give you kids a real-live movie review tomorrow, but in the meantime: how do you all deal with the crippling knowledge that we are effectively in … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · Leave a comment