‘Gone Girl’ and its sadistic look at marriage




(2014 – Director: David Fincher   Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike)

On its surface, Gone Girl is little more than Lifetime TV Movie fluff. It’s a crime story. A whodunnit story. A story that Dateline does every week. In normal hands, at worst, it would have ended up being a very good mystery film. But under the guidance of a master director (David Fincher) and a capable cast, Gone Girl becomes a methodical epic with effective commentary on marriage, image, power, and tabloid media. Read More…

Pod, James Pod Podcast: Episode 0014 – ‘007 Scene It?’


Carlin and I do our first Pod, James Pod in-person recording session as we mend broken feelings over a good ol’ fashioned game of 007 Scene It?. It doesn’t matter who came out on top, all that matters is that the game proves we are Bond experts/not experts.

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Pod, James Pod Podcast: Episode 0013a – ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’


My first solo episode of Pod, James Pod! Carlin, Alabama Dog and I broke up last month so we’re each doing our own episode covering On Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceI head to a construction site in search for a new direction and a new co-host. Enjoy the weirdness.

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‘Boyhood': A cinematic marvel




(2014 – Director: Richard Linklater   Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke)

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a film that makes you fall in love with movies again. It’s a marvel unlike any other and will surely be remembered for decades to come. Read More…


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