Since abusing Georgia Lucas has become a habit of mine almost as common as abusing George R.R. Martin (what is it with Georges?), occasionally I take the time to look at his non-Star Wars filmography. This is easy, as there are only two other films he’s directed, both before Star Wars froze his auteur vision… Read More The Original Member Berries: American Graffiti
The new issue is up and has an awesome cover. It’s a long issue, full of content: two stories, two chapters of two different serial novels, plus poetry! The links shall be the usual links: But also, we have podcast action! Additionally, this episode highlights the Submission procedures for Unnamed Journal. In a nutshell: Thanks… Read More Unnamed Journal 34 – Rhino-Plastic
I have been cruel to Wes Anderson on this blog, without really meaning to. At the time, I was annoyed at the Oscars, for being the wacky inflatable arm-waving tube-whore it is, and I made the point, repeatedly, that Wes Anderson was never going to get an Oscar. Hollywood enjoys Wes Anderson’s work but does… Read More Every Time You Call Wes Anderson “Quirky”, God Kills a Kitten: A Cinematic Retrospective
She’s not, not really. She’s just a prolific author who is insufferable on Twitter. But then, aren’t we all? This is her take on Agatha Christie novels being Bowdlerized by the rigid red pens of today’s Sensitivity Readers. You see, it does not matter if her work is ideologically transformed, because she’s not a good… Read More Why Joyce Carol Oates is Just the Worst
I could spend a lot of time re-writing Variety headlines to make them not gibberish. Quentin Tarantino has been making the international press rounds in support of his “Cinema Speculation” book tour, recently speaking to Spain’s Diari ARA about how one of his only box office bombs shook his confidence as a film director. That bomb would be “Death… Read More Quentin Tarantino Discusses his Flop
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde As of this writing, “Doomcock” is trending on Twitter. This is occurring because there is a self-titled “supervillain who critiques popular culture” under the name of Dicktor Van Doomcock. He has… Read More Star Trek, Doomcock, And Fandom Shenanigans
… it’s not actually about Alexander the Great, but some nonsense tertially related to Alexander the Great. Normally I like Crash Course, because it doesn’t take itself too seriously and usually provides some kind of interesting take on historical events. But this one is trying so hard to be Woke that it ends up saying… Read More This Crash Course is the Last Christmas of Alexander the Great YouTube Videos…
For reasons that will probably be clear in retrospect, I have begun listening to the Doors again recently, especially their final album. The popular wisdom has it that L.A. Woman, despite having the worst of all the band’s album covers, was a powerful comeback that ranks among their best. Which, considering they only had six,… Read More The Lord is a New Creature – On Jim Morrison’s Poetry
I mentioned this absurdity in passing at the end of my warning about Velma. Yes, they really made a Winnie-the-Pooh horror film. Yes, it really is terrible. Yes, people went to see it anyway. Not many, people, but enough for that precious YouTube content. And here we are, hate-watching, because the inversion of entertainment that… Read More What if Winnie the Pooh Killed People?
This begins Volume 8. It can be accessed in the following ways: Sure, but what’s in the thing? Glad you asked! We talked about it in the most reason episode of the Shallow & Pedantic Podcast: Happy reading, y’all.