Last Day

There’s nothing incredibly insightful in the following narrative. Just a what’s what of the last day of school. At 10:30 this morning, the final bell rang, and students fled my classroom and subsequently the school, sparing no glances back. I couldn’t help but picture that final bell scene in Linklater’s Dazed and Confused: students en … Continue reading Last Day

Time of the Preacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2eOPa91zm4 I had never heard this Willie tune until watching the first five teaser minutes of AMC's adaptation of Garth Ennis' Preacher. Killer song and it fits perfectly--in my humble opinion--with what may or may not be the introductory images of Jesse Custer. Show premiers tomorrow night. I realize it seems ridiculous to be excited for a … Continue reading Time of the Preacher

Whiplash

(photo credit: The Moving World Scott Pfeiffer) I watched 2013's Whiplash earlier this month and I've been thinking about it ever since. Evidence of a solid flick. Gets inside the head and doesn't stop moving around. Why is this film captivating? Why am I still thinking about it? Do I identify with this film because I'm … Continue reading Whiplash