The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Feast for the Eyes: ‘The Book of Vision’ – 2021 SFIFF Opening Night Film

The 23rd annual SF Indiefest opens with a quiet fantasy drama about the line between innovation and loss of humanity.

Monday, 8 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Less than Paradise: ‘Bliss’

Mike Cahill’s pretentious “Is this world a simulation?” sci-fi drama wants to be everything, so it becomes nothing.

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Still Rockin’ after All these Years: ‘The Story of Lovers Rock’ (2011) at NY ADIFF

Not the Steve McQueen film, but the 2011 documentary that first brought the Black British genre to light.

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Too Many Half-Notes: ‘Sylvie’s Love’

Writer-director Eugene Ashe is far too in love with his own style to create any real love between his two leads.

Saturday, 30 January, 2021 · Leave a comment

Crappy Quickie COVID Cash-In: ‘Songbird’

Michael Bay produced this idiotic anti-mask turd that has one saving grace: it’s only 80 minutes long.

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bore-antine Streamin’: ‘Radioactive’ / ‘Chemical Hearts’ / ‘Let Him Go’ / ‘Come Away’

Pandemic lockdown has forced first-run films online. Here are four I probably would have skipped anyway.

Saturday, 5 December, 2020 · Leave a comment

Quibi-ckly Forgotten Triple-Feature: ‘The Stranger’ / ’50 States of Fright’ / ‘When the Streetlights Go On’

Quibi’s rapid rise and fall aren’t too surprising when you’ve actually watched their material.

Thursday, 3 December, 2020 · 2 Comments

See-Through Stupidity: ‘The Invisible Man’

The surprise mid-pandemic hit is soaked in ugly misogyny and hilarious ineptitude.

Sunday, 15 November, 2020 · 1 Comment

Belated Praise of Pre-Quarantine Black Romance: ‘The Photograph’

The last film I saw before lockdown was one of the best Black romance films I’ve seen in nearly 20+ years.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Regina King: 2019 Year in Review

My belated look at 2019 puts 2020 into perspective.

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 · Leave a comment