Still from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

On Valerian

I generally don’t like to post negative reviews. What’s the point? So let me say right off that I did not hate the movie. It just left me feeling flat. I want to understand why. As a writer, I want to avoid these mistakes.


When I saw the news on Twitter that David Bowie had died, I started to cry. It was the middle of the night, but I couldn’t sleep anymore. I tossed and turned with “Heroes” echoing in my head.

NASA photo of the Earth

The view from space

This video struck me in a profound way. OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. Only a few hundred people have been in …

The view from space x

Photo of Takeshi Kitano, in black suit and dark sunglasses. Still from his film Brother.

In Brother, Beat Takeshi shows LA hoods Yakuza style

For anyone interested in gangster movies, I’d say this is probably worth seeing. But for me it’s the Kitano-style Japanese touches in the story and some characters that puts this movie in the yes column.

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