Gerrymandering gets boring in Slay the Dragon

C+ Documentary Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance We all know that gerrymandering is a threat to our democracy. Filmmakers Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance want us to understand how we can end this problem. But their documentary is sometimes scattered, unfocused, and conventional. It's also occasionally boring. Gerrymandering has been around almost as … Continue reading Gerrymandering gets boring in Slay the Dragon

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Wild Goose Lake, Fantastic Fungi & American Psycho

Here are three films I've streamed recently - in order of best to worst. But to be frank, none of them were all that good. B- The Wild Goose Lake (2019), helping the Roxie Early in this Chinese crime thriller, a top criminal gives something like a masterclass on stealing motorcycles. It all seems very … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Wild Goose Lake, Fantastic Fungi & American Psycho

When this is over, we’ll still want movie theaters

While we watch movies on our TVs, the good people who run the theaters we love worry about paying their bills. They don't know how long this situation will last, and for the time being, they're not getting any money. "On paper, they've only shut their doors temporarily—but faced with the prospect of being shuttered … Continue reading When this is over, we’ll still want movie theaters

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Pleasantville, Joker, Targets, & Gorillas in the Mist

Here are four movies I've seen recently. I saw all of these at home, of course. A Pleasantville (1998), Blu-ray Along with laughs and entertainment, you can find so much meaning in this fantasy about two 1998 teenagers pulled into a 1958 TV situation comedy. It deals with bigotry, fear of change, small-town fascism, and … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Pleasantville, Joker, Targets, & Gorillas in the Mist