Dark was the Night (Movie Review)

Dark was the Night (Movie Review)

When I come across movies on streaming services that are teasingly interesting, I tend to do a cursory internet search to get an idea of what may be in store for me. Recently I was introduced to a low-budget (by Hollywood standards) supernatural thriller called Dark...
More Favorite Podcasts

More Favorite Podcasts

Some time ago I posted a list of the high-quality podcasts I enjoyed on my frequent commutes around the Bay Area. I then followed it up with a specific review of a psychological radio drama called the Bright Sessions. In the past year I’ve discovered many new...
The Bard, “Untouched”

The Bard, “Untouched”

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my first-ever live production of the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In all my years of studying and performing theatre, specifically Shakespeare, I had never actually seen a stage production of the classic tale, let...
Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Some songs are praised for their wide range of possible interpretations, the many ways in which they speak to different people, while others have a more straight-forward and singular lyrical presentation. The Airborne Toxic Event’s 2008 hit “Sometime...
The Bright Sessions (Podcast Review)

The Bright Sessions (Podcast Review)

The premise of the Bright Sessions is straightforward but refreshingly unique: a psychologist with “atypical” patients records their therapy sessions, but the question arises – is she genuinely trying to help them, or instead use their unique abilities for...
Hold the Dark (Movie Review)

Hold the Dark (Movie Review)

Recently I wrote about the movie Solaris and how George Clooney’s performance was a wonderful study in subtlety and stillness. This evening I had the occasion to watch another film which, while wholly different in most respects, hit many of the same chords....