One for Chad…

Last ‘pandemic monologue’ for the year. Hopefully last ‘pandemic monologue’ ever but we shall see. From ‘Radio Golf’ by the great August Wilson. This one has booked me a few things back in the olden days when people would gather in a place to watch a group of actors perform a story together live on […]

Chad

I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]

‘Black Panther’

Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Coming to America…Black Panther is in the pantheon of great black films, immediately. So what can I say that hasn’t been hot taked to death already?  I picked a few things… Stakes – Yes, I’m going to use ‘the Dark Knight’ as one of the best examples, but it’s […]

‘Captain America: Civil War’

Five spoiler free thoughts for those of you who are going to see Captain America: Civil War this weekend: Up until it happened, if you would have told me they figured out a way in modern times to make Captain America a bad ass, I would have laughed in your face.  But here we are. The debut […]

‘Get On Up’

  I can’t really ‘spoil’ a movie about the life of James Brown, can I? I’m in my ‘peak period’ of introspection as some of you know, so on the way home I was comparing filmmaking to life in general (just go with me for a minute).  When you have a good thing, don’t mess […]