Sometimes I hear someone describe a movie as “just a bunch of people sitting around talking.” I’m sure I’ve done it myself. This typically means one of two things, that the movie is aimless and boring, or that the movie fleshed out its characters thoroughly enough to make such simplicity interesting. I’m happy to report … Continue reading What Else Is There?
Like most people, sometimes I daydream about Roberto Alomar. Seriously, what a fascinating baseball player. First off, he’s in the Hall of Fucking Fame, and while that might not mean what we wish it did, it still means something. Then there’s the fact that his entire family was always playing baseball all the time. His … Continue reading An Alomar Elegy
McDonald nearly caused worldwide whiplash when he came to terms with media giant Warner Brothers on a $500,000 lawsuit back in 2013. The suit was for breach of contract, but McDonald didn’t let the bombshell news affect his touring schedule. As crazy as we all went over the news at the time, just imagine how … Continue reading 5 Times Michael McDonald Nearly Broke The Internet
Few indie directors in recent years have seen their star rise as dramatically as Jeremy Saulnier, just 42 years old and slated to direct episodes for the third season of HBO’s True Detective. Saulnier’s ascent is certainly no accident, as he’s responsible for two of the most gripping and brutal films of the decade in … Continue reading Everybody Dies!
I watched the first (and likely to be only) season of the new Netflix series Safe, an eight-episode mystery surrounding the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend in the aftermath of a high-school party. Set in England and loaded down with insane plot contrivances and blunt-force misdirection, I'm pretty sure Safe doesn't boast … Continue reading Safe (2018)