I should probably be writing this in the nighttime walking through an alleyway. It has taken me awhile, but I have finally watched the Barry Jenkins film 'Moonlight'. I was initially hesitant because of the silliness at the Oscars that overshadowed, if only for a hot sec, the movie itself. Jenkins has made a beautiful … Continue reading Moonlight Thoughts
Part of my job, and part of my life, is that I think a lot about art. 'What exactly is art?' is one of the questions that preoccupies me the most. My opinion on this is basically the same as American poet Elizabeth Bishop. She said that art is anything that stays with you for … Continue reading On Arts Writing
Second City Toronto is a wonderful place. I've an affinity beyond just the typical comedy fan for a very good reason: my time as a member of the comedy cohort there. Well it was just a camp for a week, but I did tell some jokes on a tiny side stage that got some laughs. … Continue reading Second City: Silly and Serious
Yesterday, I saw Christopher Nolan's new movie 'Dunkirk'. It was a typical Nolan movie in that it was solid, shot like a film major's boner and had some stunning sound effects (I'm sure this last has a more technical term but I'll be damned if I learn it). The first thing to explain about the … Continue reading Dunkirk: A Review
I must admit that I do not play video games. When I was younger, I would go through periods where I would play the odd online game with friends or maybe a shoot-em-up, again with friends. But, I have never really enjoyed playing them myself, always liked movies, reading and writing much better - more … Continue reading Vicarious Video Games
But enough about boring communications theory and let's get back to Rome.
This morning I watched a movie called "Eye in the Sky" which featured Alan Rickman's last movie role. The action of the movie centers around a decision to use a bomb against a group of Al-Shabaab terrorists in Kenya. It was a phenomenally well written script, something you don't get much off in 2017, and … Continue reading Crying Eyes In The Sky