Film Notes: Cloud Atlas

The more I watch Cloud Atlas, the more I’m convinced it’s a masterpiece. Here are a few notes on why. Someone once said “good art consoles, great art provokes.” The Wachowski’s and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas does both.  To claim it as a masterpiece would be premature, as this film requires slow burn reflection and I only […]

Gremlins on the Wing

Have you ever seen that Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? Or at least The Simpsons parody? William Shatner plays a passenger on a flight who sees a gremlin on the wing of the plane, sabotaging the engine. Whenever he tries to draw other passengers’ or the crew’s attention to it, the gremlin jumps […]

2015 was a year that happened

2015 felt like a year where not much happened. As I tally up all the culture I consumed and my own little adventures, it looks a bit threadbare. But I think this was mostly due to a fairly productive year on the creative front. I finished a novel and a one-act play, and wrote a […]