“Emo” Kylo Ren and The Force Awakens: Quick Thoughts

I recently saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and had some thoughts. I share these because in my own perusal of movie reviews, critics typically can only focus on major plot points and characters due to word count, and thus a lot of the most interesting details go undiscussed. Without further ado, I submit five thoughts [Read More…]

The Link 5.15.09: Star Trek’s Power, Carson on TGC, and the Millionaire Tire-Changer

1. Caught a great cultural insight in Anthony Lane’s hilarious New Yorker review of the new Star Trek movie: “[J. J. Abrams] is the perfect purveyor of fictions to a generation so easily and instinctively jaded that what it craves, above all, is a storteller who—with or without artistic personality, and regardless of any urge [Read More…]