Not a Movie Review: “Borg vs. McEnroe”

“You cannot be serious! That ball was on the line!  Chalk flew up!” Back in 2004, I used to hear John McEnroe yell that day after day after day and now, 14 years later, I can still hear it in my head on a regular basis.  I know the exact intonation, I know the hand gestures,… Read More

Going Back-to-Back-to-Back to the Future

This past weekend, I took my daughter to the movies.  That, in and of itself, isn’t particularly special – she’ll go to the movies with me no fewer than three times this week.  No, what makes it special is that we sat there and watched all three “Back to the Future” movies in a row.… Read More

In Which my Eyes are Dilated and I Watch “I, Tonya”

Yesterday I went to the eye doctor (no, mom, nothing is wrong, just a regular old eye exam and, yes, mom, everything was fine). Naturally, the eye doctor dilated my pupils and thereby made it exceptionally difficult for me to focus on things at close distances. Things that were big and far away were easy… Read More

Notes from a Writer: On Completing Games

A very odd thing occurred the other day – I beat the final boss in an open world video game. I play games on a fairly regular basis, and I see the end credits roll on a fairly regular basis, but when it comes to open world games—these are the games with seemingly endless side… Read More

Notes from a Writer: The Idea Man

I regularly worry about ideas. I don’t know where they come from. I don’t know how to find them. Once I have one, I can develop it, I can expand upon it, but it’s that initial, “Oh, here’s an idea” thing that I find tough. Reviews can be hard to write, but at least there’s… Read More

Watching Television: Am I Just Too Old?

In recent years I have covered more film than television, but don’t mistake that for my not watching TV, it’s just that my viewing habits have changed. This change stems from a number of factors, but I think that chief amongst them are my having kids who want to watch TV in the evenings and… Read More