Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?

I've been thinking a lot lately about a thing I don't want to think about: the life expectancy of Daenerys Targaryen. Game of Thrones is a couple weeks away from the beginning of Season 8 and less than two months thereafter from reaching a conclusion to its story. Only then will we know for sure who … Continue reading Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” really takes me back

Lara Jean's relationship to romance novels is not unlike mine to movies in my teen years. She's a romantic lacking the confidence socially to position herself in a way to show it. She fantasizes about the love stories in her books by creating her own versions in her head with characters from her own world. … Continue reading “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” really takes me back

The Golden Globes are over and I still don’t know what I’m supposed to watch for the next month

My wife and I watch the Golden Globes together every year. Like lots of other people, we really enjoy seeing our favorite stars on the red carpet,* then rooting for them once they get inside and the trophies start getting passed around. Often, we haven't seen, yet, a lot of what's nominated, especially in the … Continue reading The Golden Globes are over and I still don’t know what I’m supposed to watch for the next month

“The Favourite” is an … odd comedy

The Favourite is not for everyone. In a theater of roughly 12, at a New Year’s Eve matinee, three checked out early — two just as Emma Stone, playing Abigail, performed a blasé hand job on Joe Alwyn while brainstorming aloud how to get rid of her rival Rachel Weisz, playing Lady Sarah, to usurp her as … Continue reading “The Favourite” is an … odd comedy