Category Archives: Reviews

Untimely Movie Review: Doctor Zhivago

I thought there could be no better time to resume my on-again, off-again relationship with the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection than during a global pandemic. In fairness to me, the reason I hit pause after the most recent few … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: The Rise of Skywalker

*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD* “The dead speak!” The first line of The Rise of Skywalker‘s opening crawl was an immediate red flag. In Episode IX, the dead don’t just speak.  They give speeches. Much as I did with The Last Jedi, I made … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: How the West Was Won

As part of my flagging recommitment to this blog, I’ve dusted off my Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, which I purchased back in early 2014.  I fairly regularly provided reviews of the films in that collection, which I’ve gradually watched … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Ben-Hur

There’s a moment, about two hours into Ben-Hur, when Charlton Heston’s title character tells Esther “We stood here before,” to which she replies “a long while ago,” and Heston responds, “Four years ago,” at which point I replied, “Feels longer.” That’s the … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: The Last Jedi

I’m proud to say that I made it to The Last Jedi spoiler-free. But I did collect one bit of relevant information prior to seeing it.  I saw that the Rotten Tomatoes score was a strong 93%, with a robust sample size … Continue reading

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Revivalism is Here to Save the Internet

I thought I understood podcasting.  Then I listened to Revivalism: Busk. The series, from Goat Rodeo DC, a Washington-based audio and podcast network, follows a cross-country road trip that explores a fading but distinctive sliver of American culture: Professional street musicians, … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: The Force Awakens

We’ve all seen it by now, right? With this week’s blu-ray / digital release of The Force Awakens indicating that a reasonable time has elapsed, and since nobody else in the world has written anything online about Episode VII, I … Continue reading

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Untitled Online Dating Article

I say every year around birthday time that I permit myself one post that actually relates to some aspect of my life.  This is a break from my usual, ironclad rule.  I think it’s incontrovertible fact that everyday people blogging … Continue reading

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Untimely Police Procedure Review: Running Scared

One of the more powerful and sadly ubiquitous stories of the past year has been the strained relationship between local law enforcement and the public, particularly in certain poor, heavily minority communities. Whether due to misguided militarization of police forces, … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: North by Northwest

After the bad taste in my mouth left by the subject of my last untimely review, I had rather high hopes for North by Northwest. It didn’t disappoint. North by Northwest is like a James Bond film, except if James Bond were … Continue reading

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