Tax Day Should Be So Much Easier

Tax Day Should Be So Much Easier

Each year on this day, I think of a 2016 piece by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic about how much easier it ought to be for most Americans to file our tax returns every year. We should be following the lead of Finland, Norway, Estonia and other nations where the...
Movie Review: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

Movie Review: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

I’ll cut to the chase: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is the odds-on favorite to top my Worst Movies Of 2019 list. Writer/director Terry Gilliam had — for a long time — tried to make a contemporary re-telling of Miguel de...
Remembering “Psycho”

Remembering “Psycho”

Last month, I wrote that the original trailer for the 1991 “Addams Family” movie was the greatest ever, because it teased without revealing — a concept long abandoned by Hollywood. Today, I offer another contender for the title of Greatest Movie...
As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Ok, the black hole has 6.5 million times the mass of our sun. That’s no excuse for astronomical fat-shaming. After all, it’s still only 1% as big as Trump’s...
A Glut Of Pens

A Glut Of Pens

We have a glut of writing implements in our house. My wife and I have been doing some spring cleaning and came upon a long-overlooked drawer filled with dozens of pens and pencils that belonged to my daughter. There was nothing fancy in there. We’re not the...
MYMNK: “Short Term 12”

MYMNK: “Short Term 12”

The newest title on my Movies You Might Not Know list is “Short Term 12,” from 2013. It stars Brie Larson — before she won an Oscar for “Room” and then became “Captain Marvel” — as Grace, a worker at a group home for...