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.


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....
[HRM] Solaris

[HRM] Solaris

A close friend of mine who is very into theatre and the stage unfortunately can’t stand George Clooney. I say “unfortunately” because I believe there is a lot to be studied and gained from his performance in 2002’s remake of Solaris, first...
[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...