Thursday, April 14, 2016

Another Look - Thelma & Louise

When it opened in May of 1991, Thelma & Louise became a media sensation. Much of it had to do with the picture's genre-bending innovation of having two women leads starring in a road movie. Some decried what they believed was violent vengeance against men, though only one man died in the film.

I'd seen Thelma & Louise several times over the years, but re-watched it for the first time in several years a couple of weekends ago. And while I'd always liked the film, this viewing provoked a very different reaction. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since.

Author's Note: I'm a male writing about how male privilege afflicts women within the context of this film. Take my opinion for whatever you think it's worth. 

SPOILER WARNINGS are in effect from here on.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Looking Back at Old Stuff

If anyone wants to read or review old stuff I've written, here are some links:

Movie stuff: A Beachfront Cineaste.

Political stuff: An Undeclared American.

Sports stuff: Fathers, Suns, and Lightning Bolts.

I suppose that I may repost this stuff periodically, just to give people something fresh to read from time to time.

Chasing The Damn Cat

I wanted to come up with something which nods back to 'Alien', my favorite movie, and so settled on 'Chasing The Damn Cat', in honor of Harry Dean Stanton's character Brett. You might recall (spoiler warning) that Brett is tasked with chasing down Jones - the ship's cat - so the crew searching for the alien aboard the ship wouldn't accidentally pick up the cat on the motion tracker.

Needless to say (and as is always true of people chasing damn cats) it doesn't go well for Brett. And so, we have the blog's title.

Since I can't always write about Chargers stadium shit without losing my goddamn mind, I think it's time for me to get back to writing about other things from time to time. Mostly, it will be about movies, but sometimes it will be about politics. Even more rarely, it may be a travelogue with a  bunch of random historical, geographic, and geological detritus scattered throughout, with maybe some pictures thrown in for good measure.

I'll also post links to anything I wrote for Bolts From The Blue in here.

Don't expect anything regular at the moment.

Not sure what the first writing will be about, but the leading contenders are movie analysis posts, specifically Thelma & Louise and The Untouchables.