‘The One I Love’ Film Review

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The best way to characterize The One I Love is by relating it to one of the better episodes of The Twilight Zone. The best of that old television series placed normal people into some situation or circumstance with an inexplicable element, but it did so in order to highlight an … Continue reading

‘Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats’ Film Review

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Jack Kerouac‘s mythology often precedes him. It’s a lot to unravel, and everyone needs an entry point. Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats couldn’t be better for the job. You’ll notice the famous voice from all those PBS Ken Burns documentaries (Peter Coyote) making the connections between Kerouac’s own words … Continue reading

‘Bellflower’ Film Review

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“Lord Humungous cannot be defiled.” – Lord Humungous This Mad Max quote opens Bellflower, and it cuts right to the film’s central theme. The two main characters, best friends, play with the idea of the apocalyptic “end of the world.” It’s their bond. Their project. Their playground. And they are literally preparing for it by … Continue reading

‘Salinger’ Film Review

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“By being out of the picture, he is in the picture.” – Jack Wenke, Writer There are a few “notoriously reclusive” people in the public consciousness. Among them are: Howard Hughes (subject of The Aviator), Thomas Pynchon (Gravity’s Rainbow), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), … Continue reading

‘I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski’ Book Review

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Who would have thought back in ’98, when The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office, with an audible thud, that someday it would get its own fan book? Well, now it has one in I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You (Bloomsbury, … Continue reading