I watched BeyoncĂ©’s “Lemonade”. I get it. Lord, do I get it now. A music-video/film/visual album/confessional/personal diary/love letter is just the kind of epic, genre-breaking work I’ve come to expect from BeyoncĂ©. Maybe someday I’ll be ready to talk about it, but that day is not here yet. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I’m going to […]

French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s newest film opens by informing the audience that the word “sicario” is not just a modern term for a hitman, but also a word dating back to Ancient Rome. The Sicarii, roughly translated as “dagger-men”, were a group of Jewish extremists who fought against the Roman occupation of Judea. The Sicarii […]


I did not watch the Oscars last night. And I’m not sorry. As much as I used to love critiquing the fashion on the red carpet I find myself unable to watch something that feels akin to wading through a knee-high pile of bullshit in search of skipping stones underneath. Every person there is either […]

A few weekends ago, I went to see Guillermo De Toro’s newest film “Crimson Peak” after some lengthy deliberation. I am one of the world’s biggest scaredy cats, so seeing a scary movie even in the safety and comfort of my home where I can mute the sound and turn on all the lights is […]