Not A Movie

This one isn’t about movies. Specifically. This one’s more about writing — it’s probably been noticeable I’ve not been doing as much of this kind of writing as when I came back to the blog at the start of the year. I’ve mentioned some of the non-writing reasons for that, but there are actually writing …

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Love Is Something Terrible

I’ve thought for four days about how best to write this one. Three days actual thought, one day of sitting down to do it…then doing something else instead. Then thinking of yet something else to do that will put it off a bit longer. Which means I got a lot of other things done on …

You Should Coco

So, why did those know-it-alls at film school bug me so much? Nobody likes a know-it-all, but there was something about them in film classes that really made me feel like someone had shoved a cattle prod up my spine and switched it on. It wasn’t just the strange predilection for outsized black faux-leather — …

The Genre Showman

I don’t like gangster movies and I don’t like westerns. Generally. As a vague rule. There’s always going to be exceptions to that kind of sweeping statement — when you give me a new take on the western or something like Back to the Future, Part III, I’m all about the western — but, generally, …