I’m afraid. I’m afraid to be alone, I’m afraid not to be alone. I’m afraid of what I am, what I’m not, what I might become, what I might never become. I don’t want to stay at my job for the rest of my life but I’m afraid to leave. And I’m just tired, you … Continue reading Afraid

Sea of Love

“I feel like a fucking teenager.” Det. Frank Keller, Sea of Love Knocked silly, knocked flat, sideways downThese things they pick you up and turn you aroundSay your pieceSay you’re sweet for me REM, “Me In Honey” Teenage love and lust in all its messy and passionate glory is the ultimate love, right? I mean, … Continue reading Sea of Love

The Bat and the Cat

In The Brave and the Bold #197 (April 1983, DC Comics) Alan Brennert penned what I consider to be the definitive Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle story. One of comics’ longest-running and most storied romances, the Bat and the Cat had already been flirting shamelessly and stealing kisses for more than four decades by the … Continue reading The Bat and the Cat

Oceans of Time

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?” Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) is peak cinematic romantic-horror for many of us, replete with thematic concerns that resonate … Continue reading Oceans of Time


Darren Aronofsky’s allegorical assualt to the senses mother! (2017) recently popped up on my radar again, thanks to a social media challenge to name your four favorite films of the last ten years. Narrowing it down was dificult, but one choice was easy. When mother! opened, I wrote a review questioning why most audiences seemed … Continue reading Woman

Home Box Office

I’ve been feeling extremely nostalgic lately for movies that used to be in constant rotation on HBO in the early to mid 1980s. I was too young to be watching them but, you guessed it, I watched them anyway. Remember, I’m part of the last generation of latchkey kids that grew up with the freedom … Continue reading Home Box Office

Feeling Feelings

I had a really wonderful experience recently watching one of my favorite movies with someone who loves it just as much as I do. And, really, that’s rare, to know someone who loves a movie in the same sort of uncompromised, honest, passionate way that you do. That pure love. So you’ll never feel insecure … Continue reading Feeling Feelings


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