Tusk

Kevin Smith’s Tusk is about as strange a theater experience as you’re apt to have this year, and I mean that in the best way possible.

True Detective

It’s difficult to determine if True Detective will resonate with a modern television watching audience. I’m as guilty as anyone of multitasking while TV watching, with either my laptop fired up or my cell phone in my hand, but True Detective asks for more of our attention-and rewards us for it.

Whatever Life Throws...

As a fan of its star, I went into Trouble with the Curve biased: I appreciate the majority of Clint Eastwood’s roles, and this is no different. Much like Shia Lebouf in Lawless, I was apprehensive about Justin Timberlake’s presence in this film, but in both cases, I was dead wrong and I think...

Ray Bradbury

I write about the passing of Ray Bradbury with a heavy heart. Good journalism usually begins with keeping a respectful distance from your subject, in an effort to stay objective and report faithfully; in discussing Mr. Bradbury and his work, I find that to be an impossible task. The very...

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The Comedy is Finish...

Donald Westlake’s latest posthumous release, The Comedy is Finished, is a great way to spend 320 pages. I am not an obsessive fan of crime fiction, but I appreciate the sharp dialogue that good crime writers bring to the table; The Comedy is Finished excels in this area. The problem with...

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