As a white guy I can’t actually know what it is like for a black person living in America; I can only imagine and even then only in a very limited way. I understand inequality. I understand the unspoken caste system masked behind the hypocritical rhetoric that proclaims: “freedom for all.” I understand that everyone falls somewhere in the continuum of haves and have nots, with black Americans making up a disproportionate number of the have nots. Understanding these is Get Out‘s starting gate. Continue reading
Two weeks ago I watched Stranger Things. I was hooked right from the X-Filesesque opening scene. By the end of the first episode I was in love. I am a glutton have problems with my addictive behaviors. So, as a junkie eight episodes just wasn’t enough. I had to find everything the Duffer Brothers ever made. My cursory Google search uncovered Hidden and Wayward Pines. Only two! Feh! Oh well, better than nothing I supposed. Continue reading
When I first heard about Green Room I though, “Eh, maybe.” Then I saw the trailer. Sir Patrick Stewart playing a skinhead neo-nazi. Sign me up! I couldn’t wait to see him stretch way beyond the roles I’m used to seeing him play.
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Watch enough movies and you quickly realize that the vast majority are crap, some are okay, and on rare occasions you see a really good film. I was prepared for 10 Cloverfield Lane to be, at best, an okay movie. Wow, was I surprised. Continue reading