Hamlet and My Problems: Infinity, Madness, and Literary Paralysis

While much of this site has primarily concerned itself with the nexus of film and screenwriting, I expect that this will change more and more in the near future. I've had a religious conversion of sorts back to the written word. A repentance brought on by night visions and fever dreams. For anyone interested in … Continue reading Hamlet and My Problems: Infinity, Madness, and Literary Paralysis

Persistence of Time: A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk begins an existential nightmare and ends as nihilistic commentary on time and fate. But really, what war film doesn’t? And what could Nolan’s Dunkirk stand to teach us that Patton didn’t? That Saving Private Ryan didn’t? Or The Longest Day? The Thin Red Line? Atonement? I’ve been a nut for World War … Continue reading Persistence of Time: A Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Hipsters & Daggers: “Hamlet” London Theatre Review

"I thought it was dystopian!" "I thought it was modern?" "I thought it was the past…" The Millennials are confused, and understandably so. The Barbican Centre's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Lyndsey Turner and filmed before a live audience, presents a unique and refreshing perspective on the 400-year-old play. It is not the … Continue reading Hipsters & Daggers: “Hamlet” London Theatre Review

Requiem for Nightmares: “Black Mass” Review

Black Mass is not the typical glorified gangster film of mob bosses living lives of splendor and decadence while wielding exceptional power. Rather, it is a cold and distant examination of violence and manipulative cruelty. Based on the book of the same name, Black Mass transports us to the snow-strewn and crumbling streets of Boston’s … Continue reading Requiem for Nightmares: “Black Mass” Review

U2

NOTE: I’d like to warn everyone that this memoir is super long and fairly detailed. I’ve broken it up into chapters to aid with navigation. Feel free to read as much or as little as you please. Or, if you prefer, just skim through and look at the pictures. I wrote this more for myself so … Continue reading U2