Review Posts

More than would fit into a single Tweet, I sometimes do deeper dives into books, movies, and even live performances. I generally try to be as spoiler-free as possible, without cutting out important or meaningful points of either criticism or acclaim.


[HRM] Dead Poets Society

[HRM] Dead Poets Society

Consistently topping the charts of my favorite movies for more than twenty-five years, Dead Poets Society is a powerful look at the pressures of society and the nature of conformity, of free-expression and individuality in the face of repression. Above all, it’s...
[HRM] Event Horizon

[HRM] Event Horizon

In my inaugural entry to the Half-Remembered Movies category I’m discussing a movie that absolutely terrified me as a teenager, Event Horizon. Not normally a fan of the Horror/Thriller genre, I remember first seeing it at a sleepover, and that none of us were...
Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Many blogs and review sites take the occasional look back at cinema of yesteryear, of those great and now-classic movies of the 1980s and 90s that have become part of the American cultural consensus. The authors rewatch older movies with new eyes, and often talk about...
Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Stories featuring superheroes generally aren’t my thing – I enjoy fantasy and science fiction well enough, but so often superhero media lacks a coherent consistency. If the Flash can move as fast as sound, why does he get punched? Does Captain America’s...
The Curse of Load Times

The Curse of Load Times

There’s a very chicken-and-egg scenario when it comes to computer software: are applications demanding more resources because systems are getting more powerful, or are systems getting more powerful because applications are demanding more resources? Whichever end...
“In a Place Where We Only Say Goodbye”

“In a Place Where We Only Say Goodbye”

Rather than a critique or review of an entire song, I’d like to focus this post on a single lyric that really sticks with me, particularly because of the writer’s specific choice to use one word over another. We live in a world where most radio-play songs...