‘Big Sur’ Film Review

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“…all over America, high school and college kids thinking, ‘Jack Kerouac is 26 years old and on the road all the time hitch hiking’…while there I am almost 40 years old, bored and jaded…” ~ Big Sur I waited a long time to read Big Sur. In fact, I only… 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