Posts Tagged ‘great’

Alternative title: People Ranking “Solo” as the Worst Star Wars Movie Are Insane. The release of “Solo: a Star Wars Story” has been a weird one for “Star Wars” movies. It hasn’t set the world on fire, so many have been quick to blame everything and declare it the worst entry. I’ve heard some actual […]

It’s generally agreed that “Batman: The Animated Series” was a great TV show, and that the success of that show depended on many talented people being very talented together. But was there a standout? I’m watching the NBA Finals featuring season MVP Steph Curry, and I’m wondering “Who was the MVP for ‘B:TAS’” I’m also […]

I got it! And I knew it! And I got it. Explaining: In a fit of sudden fanship, I bought two more Best Coast albums. And in doing so, I’ve finally realized just what Best Coast is. Best Coast = Sheryl Crow  + 1/2 The Go-Go’s (Nirvana influences – Anger + Fleetwood Mac). The Fleetwood Mac […]

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In my weird re-watching phase — and in a search for a next story to write — I re-examined “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” I’m almost idiotic enough to write that it’s a masterpiece. I don’t believe I know anything about the history of film, but in terms of the truly great movies, […]

Recently I saw and enjoyed the crap out of “Moonrise Kingdom,” which means I get to rank it against all other Wes Anderson movies. Here now is said list, gentle reader: 1.) Fantastic Mr. Fox 2.) The Royal Tenenbaums 3.) Rushmore 4.) Moonrise Kingdom 5.) The Darjeeling Limited 6.) Bottle Rocket 7.) A Life Aquatic […]

More in the world of “show, don’t tell,” I just re-watched “Fargo” for the first time in years. Maybe it’s where I am right now, but the thing I noticed it does expertly well — maybe better than any other movie I can think of — is show the characters being themselves, and allowing their […]



I just had a week full of notes, and while I suppose that should be great news, because it means people are reading your writing, I can’t help but feel a little exposed. Especially when very few of the notes were “This is super great and you can stop working on this script right now.” […]