The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Thank you, Regina King: 2019 Year in Review

My belated look at 2019 puts 2020 into perspective.

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 · Leave a comment

2018: the YEar i didn’t give up

In which I find hope in the climax of this Batman’s-dick-of-a-year.

Saturday, 2 March, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017

Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.

Still, there were bright spots to be found.

Saturday, 13 January, 2018 · Leave a comment

Delusion of ‘Grandeur’: Han Ong’s world premiere Gil Scott-Heron play at The Magic

Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 · 3 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

In For a Penny: What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
“Well, that was bloody Shakespearean! D’ya know who Shakespeare is? He wrote the King James Bible!” – Gangs of New York, screenplay by…

Thursday, 3 November, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: Bum-rush the Show!

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
“A wise man told me ‘Don’t argue with fools ‘Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who’ ” —Jay Z, “The…

Thursday, 20 October, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Raise a Broken Glass

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, celebrating the mistakes and the mistaken. “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags Let’s have a toast for the assholes…

Thursday, 25 August, 2016 · 1 Comment

Say Hi to the ‘Bad’ Guy

Jason Bateman directs and stars in this unfunny comedy that tries (and fails) for shock value.

Thursday, 20 February, 2014 · Leave a comment