Movie Review: “Them That Follow”

“Them That Follow” is a movie about dangerous, slithering animals on a mountain — and I don’t mean the snakes they handle in church. Here’s my review.

You Can Hear The Silence

I just re-listened to the live album Linda Ronstadt recorded in 1980, and noticed something I missed the first time.

The App Of The Future

Some thoughts about FaceApp, which lets users see what they will look like in the future — while also accessing the private information on their phones.

Turn Off The Lights

I enjoyed Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix special, but I blame director Spike Jonze for using one of my pet peeve distractions during the show.

Won’t You Come Home, Bernie Sanders

One other thing related to the Democrats’ debates occurred to me today. I call it The Bernie Sanders Problem, which reminds me of a story of a concert we walked out of many years ago.

Dems Debate Dos

My observations about last night’s second Democratic debate in Detroit, from winners and losers to Joe Biden’s botched text appeal to Tulsi Gabbard’s missed opportunity. Plus, the phrase the CNN moderators should never use again.

Worth A Link

Don’t read this until AFTER you’ve seen Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood,” which I was happy to see had a big opening weekend.

Quote Of The Day

Nice perspective from sixty-two year old Kelly McGillis, on why she wasn’t asked to be part of the “Top Gun” sequel.

Sometimes You Gotta Go

What do you do when the factory closes, you’re out of work, and there are no other good jobs in town? Being stubborn and refusing to move is the wrong choice.

Five Random Thoughts

Quick thoughts on Cahokia Mounds, Chernobyl tourism, another win for journalism, juiced baseballs, and a podcast series I recommend.

If You Missed Me In That Poker Movie

If you’ve never seen “Mississippi Grind,” the 2015 movie in which I played poker with Ben Mendelsohn (who co-starred with Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller), it is now streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Kanopy. Or, if you don’t want to watch the whole movie, you can see my entire two-minutes-plus scene here.

Movie Review: “The Farewell”

Awkafina, fresh off scene-stealing performances in “Oceans 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” takes on the dramatic lead in “The Farewell,” about a family dealing with a terminal diagnosis by telling “a good lie.” Here is my full review.