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 · 1 Comment

And what a Lovely Tale it is: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 · 2 Comments

An Incredibly Dull ‘Walk’: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ Musical world premiere at The ACT-SF

The acclaimed indie film – about a Jewish woman’s affair in the Summer of ’69 – becomes a rather lackluster musical at the ACT.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!

Fuck this movie. This is misogynist hypocrisy at its worst. Seriously, fuck this movie.

Friday, 2 February, 2018 · 9 Comments

‘Big’ Love in a Small Movie: ‘The Big Sick’

Though hindered by the conventions of its genre, this based-on-a-true-story rom-com has more than enough to make it worth the watch.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Chuck’ it Out

A fascinating true story is given the worst made-for-tv treatment in biopic.

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 · 2 Comments

Going Nowhere Fast Double-Feature: ‘Trainspotting 2’ and ‘The Fate of The Furious’

Two beloved film properties prove to be past their prime in this ho-hum day at the multiplex.

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weak ‘Wilson’

“Lovable loser” stories only work if they’re actually lovable.

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 · Leave a comment

Swinging for the ‘Fences’

August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning classic finally gets the excellent film adaptation it deserves.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Bellus’ magazine Film Reviews

My published reviews for the eclectic San Francisco art magazine.

Monday, 25 April, 2016 · 2 Comments