The Artist (2011): 5/5 stars

So far on this blog, I’ve written reviews for two excellent works. One day I’ll write a scathing review of some mediocre piece of media, but today is not that day. I could look for something negative to say about The Artist, but given that I’m having trouble wiping the smile off my face from…

Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Hendrson (2011): 4.5/5 stars

I first picked up Ten Thousand Saints because I thought it was cool that it was written by an Ithaca College writing professor. That is cool, but the book is even cooler. The novel addresses drugs, sex, pregnancy, AIDS, love, loss, grief, death, and family set against and embedded in the 1980s straight edge scene…

The Best Pictures of the year… and I haven’t seen a single one

Yesterday, the 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced, and for the first time in at least ten years, I haven’t seen any of the Best Picture nominees. I’m planning to see The Artist this week, but at the moment I’m 0 for 9, so at first I didn’t think I’d have much to say about…

Sherlock (BBC) series 2

Episode 1: A Scandal in Belgravia “When did we agree that?” “We agreed yesterday.” “I wasn’t even at home yesterday, I was in Dublin.” “Well, it’s not my fault you weren’t listening.” “Do you just carry on talking when I’m away?” “I don’t know. How often are you away?” Sherlock returns for series 2 with…

11/22/63 by Stephen King (2011): 5/5 stars

Yes, this is a book about a man going back in time to change the course of history. It’s not the first, and it won’t be the last. There is a plethora of media covering the alternate history that would have occurred had Hitler been killed before he could become the leader of Germany, and…