Evidently I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve seen from 2016. When I made the original list, I had only viewed Neil Breen’s Pass Thru, which is still here, of course. I linked the short films to where they can be seen for free. If you have any questions about the features and what I … Continue reading Might as well, again. 2016 Edition.
A post of mine popped up a few times that it was being read, but I couldn’t remember what it was about. It happened to be the the “Favorite Films for Every Year I’ve Been Alive” list. I noticed it got rather squirrelly towards the end. For one, I tend to watch older movies. For … Continue reading Might as well…again…2018 edition.
From 2013. Reed now has a website where you can see samples of his fantastic art, toy sculpting, animation, etc. Check it out! The first place I saw Reed Randolph’s work was on Instagram. Actually, I don’t know if I saw his own work or pictures of his weird, old toys first, but I do … Continue reading From the Eunoia Archives: An Interview with Artist Reed Randolph
After I posted about watching the AFI Top 100, a former student asked me about recommendations from the Criterion Collection (Hello Lydia! Hope all is well! Hope you find something you like here!). I’ve seen a small percentage of the Collection, and as a film obsessive choosing one to watch can be mentally crippling, much … Continue reading We Interrupt This List Already in Progress to Bring You Another List Already in Progress.
My three-year-old’s versions of Titanic (1997) are more enjoyable for me than the actual movie. Her versions are like the clips of Drunk History I’ve seen. Deep down I knew this wasn’t a movie made for me and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hence the twenty years it’s taken me to sit down and watch … Continue reading My Heart Will Go On and On (And On and On): Some Thoughts on Watching the AFI Top 100 and a List
Over the last few years, I’ve posted mega-lists of works I’m either just starting to chew on or digesting. I’ve tried to write about this more frequently this year. I decided I’d also do a set of mid-year lists of favorites so far. General Favorites 2017–So Far Books that left traces. Fiction Einstein’s Dreams: Alan … Continue reading Mid-Year Reading
A friend of mine who is a big film and book nerd asked me to make some horror film lists for him since it wasn’t a genre he knew well. It’s been a fun process (I’ve been a horror film fan for about 35 years!). You can read my top ten here. The UNIVERSAL MONSTERS … Continue reading Universal Horror
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Hemingway, New York Journal-American (11 July 1961) I’m lucky enough to have at least one friend who will devote time to reading projects. We just finished our Hemingway list started a year-and-a-half ago. Our goal was similar to the Vonnegut project: … Continue reading a farewell to Papa, for now
I started the year with the intention of writing in this space more. I even had outlined topics through February. Obviously that didn’t happen. But here’s some of what did: Baby still can’t walk, but—like her dear old dad—has taken to climbing on couches, chairs, and tables. She likes to awkwardly bounce and shriek like … Continue reading Do I dare disturb the universe?