Tag Archives: Commentary

Untimely Movie Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple has the distinction of being the most-nominated film not to win an Oscar.  The 1985 adaptation of the Alice Walker novel earned an impressive 11 nominations, but failed to win a single Academy Award, tying the record … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Amadeus

There are two vital pieces of insight I’ve learned about Amadeus in the years since I first saw it. The first was Milos Forman’s observation that the film had not two brilliant stars, but three: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, … Continue reading

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The WandaVision Series Finale

And, so, the first (and, presumably, only) season of WandaVision came to a conclusion with Episode 9, “The Series Finale.”  Before I get into the spoiler-y bits, let me recap the key finale expectations I had after last week’s episode.  … Continue reading

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No Multiverse Required

Over the last month, WandaVision seemingly opened the door to a much larger multiverse, but still left several crucial issues unresolved. Episode 8, “Previously On,” gave us a few answers, and seemingly ruled out some of the more wild-eyed possibilities. Well, … Continue reading

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Dead is Dead – Or Is It?

Over the past three weeks, WandaVision has gone from “show I watch every week when I get a chance” to “a must-watch show the day it comes out” to “show I get up early on Friday to watch first thing.”  The only … Continue reading

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The Truman Show Meets Field of Dreams

I guess this is a WandaVision blog now! Last time around, I made the following observation (among others): Likewise, there are perhaps three explanations for Vision.  One, because he’s a synthetic being, albeit a sentient one, the “rule” about resurrection didn’t … Continue reading

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Ode to Government Efficiency

Allow me to regale you with a tale of government efficiency and wayward contracting. I own several acres of land in King William County, Virginia.  It’s a few acres of woods that my grandfather gave me when I was a … Continue reading

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A Gateway to Endless Possibilities

Prior to the fifth episode of WandaVision, I was already enjoying the show quite a bit.  Probably more than most fans.  Some of the criticism I had seen online was from folks who either didn’t like the slow burn or didn’t … Continue reading

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How We Got Here. Where We’re Going.

“[A] system of free speech confers countless benefits on people who do not much care about exercising that right.  Consider the fact that, in the history of the world, no society with democratic elections and free speech has ever experienced … Continue reading

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Best of 2020

2020 wasn’t all bad. I have to say that this was a good year for me personally, demonstrating the value of baseline reclusiveness and living practically as a shut-in even before a pandemic hit. What seemed to many people to … Continue reading

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