Life is Beautiful

This past Wednesday our local megaplex had another questionable “classic” in its classic film series. While I can appreciate the many qualities of Back to the Future, a classic film it is not. In fact, I suggest that it hasn’t aged well at all and our collective understanding of movie and TV time travel (see: … Continue reading Life is Beautiful


We Almost Named Our Son Spartacus

True story... I first saw Spartacus on VHS almost 20 years ago. It was right before my wife and I got married. It made quite an impact on me. So much so that about a year or so later when we were deciding on baby names for our first child I wanted Spartacus. To be fair, I … Continue reading We Almost Named Our Son Spartacus

Fiddler on the Roof – Subconsciously Iconic

I recently attended the opening night performance of our son’s high school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Our son was on the tech crew running lights so we were there strictly for him. As much as I love the stage, having spent some time upon it myself, high school musicals ain’t my bag, baby. … Continue reading Fiddler on the Roof – Subconsciously Iconic

Classic Film Series – Ben-Hur

Over the last several weeks our local Cineplex has been running a series of classic films on Sunday and Wednesday nights. I have had the distinct privilege of going nearly each week with my aspiring film-maker son. Together we have seen some of the greats of all time on the big screen. This all started … Continue reading Classic Film Series – Ben-Hur