Unexpected Virtues

Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman is about Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) – an actor who came into famousness by way of his portrayal of Birdman, a caped, flying superhero. this parallels Keaton’s own life, with him having also portrayed a caped crusader in 1989’s Batman. Riggan has since been much forgotten (i do not know if the same can be said of keaton) … Continue reading Unexpected Virtues

Hi, It’s Bob

decided to start watching the Jinx after having seen kate mckinnon’s impression of robert durst on SNL. It was a great impression. mckinnon got the dark, evil eyes, and squint-spersed mumbling speech down but it was a little over the top. not so much because she had overdone it but because the premise of the … Continue reading Hi, It’s Bob

Langston

What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load.       Or does it explode? Continue reading Langston

being in time

  Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory is an image of analog hand watches melting, as a jagged cliff overlooks them in the background. The cliff is illuminated by a soft Sun, and coming from the east, seems to rise over the landscape. The sea touches the cliff gently,mirroring the pace at which the hands of the … Continue reading being in time

it’s all good, man

Better Call Saul revolves around Jimmy Mcgill and his pre-Breaking Bad life, which eventually leads up to his becoming the titular Saul Goodman. it’s a lot less bleak in comparison, which is a good thing, especially because Breaking Bad has the tendency to result in nausea from repeated or prolonged viewings. BCS’ tone also helps support … Continue reading it’s all good, man