In Which I Rate The Hollow Crown Henriad Actors Based On Their Hollowness And Crownness

Listen. Not to sound like Ken Branagh but I also think the only right adaptation of Shakespeare is one directed by me, produced by me and starring me. But since BBC has a multimillion dollar budget and I have a mason jar half full with five cents coins, I’ll settle for reviewing the next best … Continue reading In Which I Rate The Hollow Crown Henriad Actors Based On Their Hollowness And Crownness

A Thoreau Reading of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

It has always seemed to literary snobs that what one reads is a crucial metric for evaluative judgements, that there can be inferred a strange equation of what one reads and what one is. While this works in the case of Frankenstein’s monster, Matilda and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, … Continue reading A Thoreau Reading of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

The Most Excellent And Lamentable Tragedie Of Reading Comprehension And Judgement Of Artistic Sorts

Wherein I navigate bad Romeo and Juliet takes using bad metaphors in very much the same way Shakespeare didn’t. Where I’m from, Romeo and Juliet is often, for no fault of yours, your introduction to Shakespeare. I don’t know why high school boards think that is a great idea. And speaking of ideas, only lukewarm … Continue reading The Most Excellent And Lamentable Tragedie Of Reading Comprehension And Judgement Of Artistic Sorts

Don’t Do James Earl Jones This Dirty, A The Lion King (2019) Review

Rating: 1/5. I didn’t cry when Mufasa died and that’s all you need to know about this remake. The only reason I’m writing this review is because I took notes in the theatre. In a book. In the dark. And they say things like “BAD”, “well-animated sand” and “no asante sana squash banana” for like … Continue reading Don’t Do James Earl Jones This Dirty, A The Lion King (2019) Review