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For Everyone Else, It Was Just Tuesday.

For Everyone Else, It Was Just Tuesday.


I haven’t made any notable public rumblings in regards to the results of our presidential election. This is for a good, simple reason: No amount of rumblings can accurately capture the depth of my feelings on the climax of this awful campaign cycle, though I will offer that to describe Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, as … Continue reading

TV Review: Luke Cage, Episodes 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13, “Now You’re Mine”/”Soliloquy of Chaos”/”You Know My Steez”

TV Review: Luke Cage, Episodes 1.11, 1.12, & 1.13, “Now You’re Mine”/”Soliloquy of Chaos”/”You Know My Steez”


Well: That’s it. Luke Cage‘s first season is over. It’s done. Finished. Complete.  It went out well. I struggled with episodes five through seven, and I wish that the show had bothered to bring in Diamondback sooner; to use Stokes’ knowledge of Luke’s real identity against him; to pit Luke’s ideal of Harlem against Stokes’ and … Continue reading

Review: Drinking Buddies, 2013, dir. Joe Swanberg

Review: Drinking Buddies, 2013, dir. Joe Swanberg


With fifteen directing credits under his belt since 2005, and almost twice that number of acting gigs, Joe Swanberg is nothing if not prolific. He’s also intensely divisive, having long ago earned the dubious honor of serving as a lightning rod for the critical community; as one of the mumblecore film movement’s most prominent non-Duplass … Continue reading

Review: Chronicle, 2012, dir. Josh Trank

Review: Chronicle, 2012, dir. Josh Trank


Chronicle director Josh Trank deserves unquestioned accolades if only for how deftly he weaves together two tired ideas– found footage narratives and superhero origin stories– and ends up with something fresh and engaging. Frankly, he cheats at both (though more at the former than the latter), but when your primary cast members can levitate the camera … Continue reading