Category Archives: Film

RIP Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, star of stage and screen, has died, like a certain other British icon this week, of cancer at age 69. I don’t really have anything to say about Bowie because regrettably I never got into his music, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Blanking: Up in Smoke Edition

At any given time, I’m absorbing works from all over the cultural spectrum. What I’m Blanking is a neat summation of those moments in my cultural journey. What I’m Reading: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer I kind of had a … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Anti-Waterworld

Consider: Both films take place after an apocalypse event. Each film’s (nominal) main character is a male lone-wolf figure (Kevin Costner; Tom Hardy). The lone-wolf man tries to remain uninvolved and unaffiliated, but is dragged into the situation. He ends … Continue reading

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