The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “It’s a Miserable Life” (S2, Ep. 4)

Despite the sporadic nature of my updates to this series, I'm hoping to be a bit more consistent going forward. I've still got quite a few episodes to cover, after all. So, onward we go into season two. In the fourth episode of the second season, the girls confront the malice and profound misanthropy of … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “It’s a Miserable Life” (S2, Ep. 4)

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Film Review: “Annihilation” (2018) and the Radical Dissolution of the Self

Warning: Some spoilers follow. Some science fiction films are groundbreaking in the sense that they open up new ways of seeing and looking at the world. 2001: A Space Odyssey is one such film, as is Tarkovsky's Solaris and Ridley Scott's Alien. These films unsettle us, forcing us to live in a very uncomfortable sort of world, one that is both … Continue reading Film Review: “Annihilation” (2018) and the Radical Dissolution of the Self

Reading History: “Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession” (Alison Weir)

Alison Weir continues to surprise and amaze me with her ability to bring something new to the stories of Henry VIII's six queens. In Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, she brings Henry's most infamous queen to vibrant life, painting a portrait of a woman doomed to live in a period that is as beautiful as it is … Continue reading Reading History: “Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession” (Alison Weir)