No One Pretends to Be LeBron James

No One Pretends to Be LeBron James

MJ had his fadeaway. Kareem had his skyhook. Gervin had his finger roll. Mikan had his overwhelming goofy whiteness. Magic had his no-look passing. Dirk had his one-leg step back. Tim Duncan had his bank shot. Hakeem had his Dream Shake. MJ had his tongue-wagging...
In Defense of Garbage

In Defense of Garbage

I am tickled, and quite honestly shocked, to be invited to share my thoughts about movies with y’all. I feel like a pretty average viewer: I keep a list of movies I’d like to watch that have been recommended to me, and the annoying but unrelenting movies I should see...
The Quarantine Starting 5

The Quarantine Starting 5

As we gradually turn the corner of COVID: Phase One into whatever new, semi-immunized second act of the pandemic awaits, I’ve found myself reflecting on the wildly unsustainable pace of media consumption I’ve maintained over the past fifteen months. Watching movies...
Going Into the Wild

Going Into the Wild

Sometimes, you watch a movie and it hits you so hard that you take parts of it with you everywhere you go in life. And if you’re really lucky, that movie will also contain an incredible soundtrack full of soul-touching songs that only continue to evoke the strong...