Rachel Hunt Steenblik, a friend I’ll refer to as Rachel for the remainder of the review, opens her book Mother’s Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother with these words: “These are the poems that I could write with my questions, my hurt, my hope, and my reaching. Others could write other poems with theirs. I […]Read more "Mother’s Milk: Reviewed and Analyzed"
Mel Leilani Larson’s Third Wheel: Peculiar Stories of Mormon Women in Love is deeply, deeply human. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, it includes two plays Little Happy Secrets and Pilot Program. Both center on Mormon women in love (which should not come as a surprise to anyone that read the book’s subtitle). Both plays also […]Read more "Third Wheel: Reviewed"
Introduction Saturday, 27 May 2017, I embarked with a number of friends on a journey into space on a number of tragically doomed spacecraft, with the frightening and ever-increasing possibility that an alien would hug my face and then burst out of my chest. That is to say, we watched all 6 films in the […]Read more "ALIEN FRANCHISE: REVIEWED"
Featuring Chris Wei and cross-posted to his blog, here. Chris and I, with a rotating cast of friends, set-out to watch 7 of Hayao Miyazaki’s films back-to-back as part of Chris’s series of summer movie marathons on Saturday, 13 May 2017. Here we record our thoughts as a dialogue of sorts because why hear from only me […]Read more "Miyazaki Marathon: Reviewed"
I absolutely love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It may be is the greatest television series of all time (bold claim, I know, but I stand by it) and features the almost undoubtedly single-greatest episode of television: “Once More, With Feeling”—the famed musical episode from the sixth season. I was skeptical at first, but quickly became […]Read more "Once More, With Feeling: In Praise of Buffy"
Given that the Oscars have ended (and what an ending), naturally the next step is for me to foolhardily predict what will be nominated next year. Since most of these movies have not been seen and only small details are known about them, who knows how close I’ll be. BUT why not try? (I’ve got […]Read more "Predictions: Oscars 2018"
(Image from oscars.org) Welcome to my “comprehensive” guide to the 2017 Academy Awards. I have seen every single nominated film. Yes. All of them. Including the shorts and the docs and the foreign stuff and Suicide Squad and yes, even 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. For those of you that have not seen […]Read more "Conor’s Comprehensive Oscar Guide: 2017"