The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Virtual Insanity: ‘An Invitation Out’ West Coast Premiere by Quantum Dragon

An overlong, clichéd script is saved by great direction, a super cast, and eye-popping creative choices.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Note I Wrote when I Deleted My Facebook

Last month, I logged on for the first time in three years just to kill my account. Here’s how I told my hundreds of friends.

Sunday, 6 January, 2019 · 2 Comments

Decent Results: ‘Searching’ Film Review

Fine performances and believable visuals elevate a by-the-numbers thriller.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

New World, Same Problems: ‘New World Disorder’ at Gritty City Rep

Bold acting choices, creative set design, and an intriguing-if-uneven script make for an interesting show by Gritty City Rep.

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 · 2 Comments

Early Harvest: ‘A Tale of Autumn’ world premiere by Crowded Fire

Clean living and technological harmony collide in a not-quite-perfect script from Christopher Chen.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ever So ‘Sleight’-ly Better

Though it has its flaws, a great deal of imagination makes this the best “real” superhero film since M. Night Shyamalan’s UNBREAKABLE.

Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Circle’ Jerk

Cheesy “acting” and ham-fisted technophobia make one want to delete this film as soon as possible.

Sunday, 30 April, 2017 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: You Can’t take it With You

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Image via Universal Pictures “[I]t’s a form of alchemy, of magic. It’s very appealing. I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been…

Thursday, 17 December, 2015 · 1 Comment