Game Over

William pressed his wife’s hand tightly. “How’d I do?” he asked her as earnestly as he’d ever said anything in his entire life. Audrey bowed her head to push back the tears, gathering herself to interact with her husband one last time. She looked up at him and smiled sweetly. “You did good, honey. You … Continue reading Game Over

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Teaching the Russo brothers to stop pulling their punches: 2 easy fixes that would make the very good Captain America: Civil War a great film

Boy, you talk about having some fun. I walked out of the theater after Captain America: Civil War with a smile on my face. I was so satisfied with the experience that I was proud to take home my authentically plastic, massive movie theater Civil War soda cup. Being a married man, I’ve learned to … Continue reading Teaching the Russo brothers to stop pulling their punches: 2 easy fixes that would make the very good Captain America: Civil War a great film

Taking Zack Snyder to Nolan & Abrams University: 3 easy fixes that would make Batman v Superman a great film

Bless his heart, Zack Snyder really went for it with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film attempts to confront the complexities of morality, justice, revenge, and iconography, all through the lens of a feud between two widely beloved defenders of justice and good. If that sentence was exhausting to read, then imagine the … Continue reading Taking Zack Snyder to Nolan & Abrams University: 3 easy fixes that would make Batman v Superman a great film

R-Words 2014 Season Recap: A Time to Kill

****** As published in RVA Mag ****** Humans tend to suppress difficult times in their memory.  Places, people, and things connected to these dark times, when encountered, tend to precipitate flashes in our brains, bolstering the suspicion that, yes, I was surgically engineered in a lab as a military weapon where they wiped my prior memory. … Continue reading R-Words 2014 Season Recap: A Time to Kill