“Never Have I Ever” rewards those who are willing to wait

It would be so easy to judge Never Have I Ever too soon, and that's what I was doing when I started working through this review in my head. Purely as a comedy, which you expect this Mindy Kaling created Netflix series of 10, 22-minute episodes to be, it's slow and reserved if not completely absent … Continue reading “Never Have I Ever” rewards those who are willing to wait

Did the Michael Jordan doc need to be 10 hours?

Sunday marked the end of "The Last Dance," the five-night, 10-hour sports documentary about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan's sixth and final NBA championship from the  1998 season. It arrived earlier than expected and became appointment TV particularly for sports fans  tuning to ESPN2 to watch virtual Formula One races on weekends desperate for … Continue reading Did the Michael Jordan doc need to be 10 hours?

My Incomplete Takes: the week of April 27, 2020

Over the years, writing this blog has been my primary outlet for airing  grievances and commendations for the movies and television I consume. Sometimes, those takes stay stuck in a word cloud and don't develop into fully-formed essays. This new, weekly post, "My Incomplete Takes," is my latest attempt at getting more of  those thoughts … Continue reading My Incomplete Takes: the week of April 27, 2020

Are the cars in “Cars” always the car they become?

"Were you rich?" Lightning interjects.  "What?" Sally responds, put off by his question. Sally was an attorney in Los Angeles, "livin' life in the fast lane," but never felt truly happy. So, she left. It didn't matter to her story whether or not she was rich; it does, however, to this blog post. We were watching "Cars" … Continue reading Are the cars in “Cars” always the car they become?