HOW TO GET AWAY WITH KENNETH BRANAGH’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

**BIG TIME SPOILERS** Overall, I loved Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. I love the clarity of the story and setting. I love the hammy, arch performances by the game cast (especially Branagh’s own mustachioed performance as Hercule Poirot). Being wholly unfamiliar with the material, I love retroactively clocking the movie Snowpiercer as a warped, dystopian grandchild of this story. And … Continue reading HOW TO GET AWAY WITH KENNETH BRANAGH’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

TODAY, WE GIVE THANKS FOR GIDEON MEDIA’S STEAL THE STARS

If you are in need of something to listen to today whilst prepping your turkey or your tofurky or your turducken, you could do a lot worse than Steal the Stars. Gideon Productions, an esteemed NY theater company that I have been following for years, has recently re-branded itself as Gideon Media in conjunction with the release of an exciting new audio drama, Steal the … Continue reading TODAY, WE GIVE THANKS FOR GIDEON MEDIA’S STEAL THE STARS

THE PERFECT JOVIAN STORM

A transcendent (and color enhanced) visual from the largest planet in our solar system, taken by the Juno probe. I try to remember we are fortunate to be able to look upon weather systems like this at a remove, as asthetes, and to reflect on the fact that true chaos is more than a localized human condition. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21971/jovian-tempest Continue reading THE PERFECT JOVIAN STORM

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

I kept telling people that I was excited at the notion of composer Mark Mothersbaugh doing the music for Thor: Ragnarok because he did all the music I loved from Wes Anderson’s movies. What I COMPLETELY forgot to also say is that he was also the founder and a main creative force for the band Devo. The track above is called “Grandmaster Jam Session” and … Continue reading WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK