It’s going on two years since my last post, and I’ve had much to keep me busy. I’m a parent now. My son Judah is almost 15 months old, and although there are transitions to be made all the time as he learns, grows, and develops, I think I’m finally starting to get the hang [...]
I’ve been anticipating this release for quite some time now, and even its big, green 46 percent splat on Rotten Tomatoes can’t dissuade me from my Gatsby-induced revelry.
I like Baz Luhrmann and his stylized cinematic spectacles. I liked Moulin Rouge!, and I loved Romeo and Juliet. So I’m not overly concerned about the so-called bastardization [...]
Like so many others before and after me, I fell in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of romance, excess, and betrayal in the 1920s the first time I read it. Honestly, the writing is so brilliant, the book could be about almost anything, and I’d still claim it as a favorite. But, as [...]
When it comes to much-anticipated films based on books I enjoy, my first impressions can be a bit too enthusiastic at times. On the flip side of that coin, if something is left out that I was looking forward to seeing, I tend to be overly critical. Now that I’ve had some time to mull [...]
To prepare for the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 last night, the spouse and I have been watching the previous Harry Potter films, and since they’re fresh on my mind, and the timing seems appropriate, I’d like to share a few thoughts on each one.
Harry Potter and the [...]