Ray Kroc was a shitty person. I didn’t know him personally, but we can safely assume that he alienated people throughout his life so he could die surrounded by piles of money. He was, in other words, a flawed character. But you wouldn’t know that from the new John Lee Hancock biopic, “The Founder.” The … More ‘The Founder’ and Missed Character Opportunities
There are two things you need to know before seeing “Manchester by the Sea.” First, it’s a harrowing tale of grief and loss. And, in case you hadn’t realized it already, Casey Affleck is the superior Affleck brother. The film tells the story of Lee Chandler, a man living in Boston who works as a … More Manchester by the Sea and Going Backwards
The year 2016 was a lot of things. With my birthday approaching in a few days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the past year. As I head into my next year of living, nothing seems to make sense. We can all agree, 2016 was weird. A lot of very strange things happened. … More Birthday 2016: Don’t Look Back In Anger
Happy “Gilmore Girls” revival day everyone! “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is finally up and ready for streaming on Netflix, and I don’t know about you, but I’m going to take my time watching it. It’s something that deserves to be savored. All of this recent obsessing about the show I religiously watched … More The Runner
A lot of things about TV upset me and can send me into a crabby tailspin of dramatic essay writing about how important multi-cam sitcoms are. Fear not, this is not one of those posts. It is, however, an ode to the character I can always come back to: “30 Rock’s” Liz Lemon. Not only … More I Am Liz Lemon.
My brain has two emotional parts. They’re hard to explain on their own so I just call them Kurt and Dave. You see where I’m going with this, right? Foo Fighters are one of my favorite bands. They’re really interesting when you think about. Not grunge like leader Dave Grohl’s former group Nirvana, yet harder … More How Foo Fighters Save Me
You can’t save a person who doesn’t want to be saved. No matter how much you want to. And no matter how much he needs the saving. Because in the end, you will be the one who gets hurt. And he knows that. He won’t let you save him because he’s trying to protect you. … More You Can’t Save a Person Who Doesn’t Want to be Saved