The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

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Christmas Movie Round-Up 2019

A Christmas screen-hop features Black Power, White romance, and Sci-Fi. Guess which one I loved?

Friday, 27 December, 2019 · 2 Comments

Happy if She were Nappy: Thoughts on the Greatest X-Man

When the MCU reboots the ‘X-Men’ film series, here’s the one change they NEED to make.

Friday, 14 June, 2019 · 4 Comments

Drowning in White Tears: ‘White’ at Shotgun Players

Shotgun hosts the West Coast premiere of James Ijames’ scathing satire of White privilege in art.

Sunday, 15 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

I saw ‘Black Panther’ last night and My Life is Better for it (My Non-Spoiler Review)

Black Panther isn’t “a hero who happens to be Black”. Rather, Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 · 3 Comments

Wandering All Over: ‘black odyssey’ at Cal Shakes

Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 · 3 Comments

Crab Barrel: The Pitfalls of Critiquing work by ‘Your own people’

You know that line between “providing creative criticism” and “being a self-hating sell-out”? It’s not as thin as you think.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 · Leave a comment

That Show with the Naked Ladies

The naked female form is both canvas and instrument in this intriguing show.

Saturday, 1 February, 2014 · Leave a comment