OK, OK, OK. It’s a fake documentary, as FAUXumentary, if you will. And it’s not a horror film. Not to ruin any sort of mystery for you but it’s better if you know going in or you will spend the entire film wondering what will happen to spookify it all. It’s not there. This isn’t… Continue reading POPULATION ZERO – found footage review
Do you sometimes get the feeling that it just doesn’t matter? In the whole the big old largeness of EVERYTHING but then also closer to the ground, things like the January 6th hearings and, for folks like me in Flint, the quest to punish people over the water. That none of it really matters. It… Continue reading It Just Doesn’t Matter
Another chestnut I love hearing these days is how ‘they’ don’ wanna work. You hear it a lot from business owners wringing their hands at people ‘not wanting to work’, the implication being these people, whomever they are, are both lazy and taking advantage of the system. This has been a familiar refrain for years… Continue reading They Just Don’ Wanna Work
File this under - Movies that seem ‘real’ but aren’t. This isn’t real. There, that’s out of the way. As I have mentioned before, there is a very subtle art to making ‘fauxumentary’ / ‘mockumentary’ films. You have two masters to serve, the documentary, and the fictional film. In the end, you are making a… Continue reading HOWARD’S MILL – found footage review
I really have to ask this, knowing that there’s not an answer I will get, or that any of us will get that will make a lot of sense but why do we continue to let documents written by people who have been dead and gone for hundreds and even thousands of years rule us?… Continue reading Enough Is Enough.
Ya know, I have to admit that I was very, very late to the Tubi game but man alive, I am all in now. Tubi, for those who may not know is a free streaming service (owned by a bigger entity, thus allowing them to exist) that allows you to stream movies for free. We… Continue reading Oh, Hey, It’s Tubi!
I consider myself lucky in my dealings with Covid-19. Considering how many people lost loved their lives, lost loved ones, or lost months to illness I got lucky. It hit my family hard, to be sure. My infant daughter brought it home from daycare and when she started projectile vomiting it had to have taken… Continue reading Effects
I always find it interesting, how people who face no loss of their rights always seem to pop up when they are being taken away from others to say - well gee, it doesn’t bother me. The room oooohs, and ahhhhhs because, boy, that’s a revelation. Imagine that, someone who doesn’t have to face the… Continue reading Beacons
REVIEW! Hey you, it’s a review. I don’t rhyme often, until I do. That totally ties into this movie and this review. I SWEAR IT! Anyway. There are movies that are sit down, think about, contemplate, and question your life movies. Those are great. They are amazing. They open your mind to the world around… Continue reading DASHCAM – found footage review
Next. That's what it's felt like for me over the past few months, maybe couple years. NEXT! I have written a LOT over the past couple of years. I have written, maybe five books, put out about four, or more. I dunno. I could look but don't WANNA. As of yesterday the newest book is… Continue reading Next. – a blog
The story. Of a family. Left by the side of the road. An inheritance of bags, of boxes, of the detritus of our lives. The pictures faded. The Bible torn. The memories rummaged through and scattered. A brand-new stuffed bear covered in rain and mud. The story. Of a family. Left by the side of… Continue reading Trash – a poem
I keep seeing these idiotic rabble rousing trolls that fancy themselves as playtime warriors and standard bearers for White American men clowning at events and gatherings that have nothing to do with them but which they find DESPERATELY offensive. What I wonder, and what I ask is - What actual ‘code’ do you live by?… Continue reading A Pretty Simple Question
It’s hard to keep the light on these days, internally as well as externally. Yeah, the economy sucks, and gas is high, and jobs aren’t suddenly paying the worker bees more and the CEOs less. Things are hard. Inside and out. The inside is dealing with the stress of a job you may not like… Continue reading The Darkest Days