The Star Wars Name Blender

Jyn, Cassian, Baze Malbus, Bistan, Chirrut – these are just a few of the Rogue One characters, an unmemorable blitz of names that reads like the fevered output of the…

Inherent Vice on film

I was gratified that PT Anderson decided to include the “dark crews” passage  in the film version of Inherent Vice. However, I did regret the exclusion of the “1 percenter…

The Confused Kryptonian

There are some good parts to Man of Steel, but overall the movie stands on some really shaky reasoning. For one, if Jor-El’s consciousness controls Zod’s ship, why doesn’t he…

Breaking Bad is our Greek Tragedy

It is natural and inevitable that a contemporary audience deems all those that preceded it to be unsophisticated. Therefore, I can say with some degree of certainty that future human…

The Supernova Warning

I have seen Supernova twice. Those who have seen this sci-fi movie from 2000 (with James Spader and Angela Bassett) – or at least know about its history – understand…