Book Review: The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy

The Road (2006), in many ways, bucks many expectations one might have about post-apocalyptic literature. I think that can be considered true of the rest of author Cormac McCarthy’s works. He is a writer who firmly grounds most of his works in genre fiction. Blood Meridian (1985) is a western novel. Child of God (1973) is a serial killer […]

What a Character! Blogathon: The Ballad of Dwight Frye

Welcome to my third blogathon post in as many weeks! Today’s blogathon is the What a Character! Blogathon, hosted by the blogs Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club. This blogathon focuses on actors who never really landed leading parts, but exhibited much versatility in their acting, and frequently were considered great […]

The Criterion Blogathon: Mystery Train (1989)

Welcome to another blogathon post! This post is part of the Criterion Blogathon, hosted by Criterion Blues, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the renowned US video label. Their releases have formed in many ways an ever growing canon of great cinema, ranging from mainstream American releases to indie classics to world […]

Comic Review: X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1 (2013)

This graphic novel collects X-O Manowar issues 1-14. In many ways, X-O Manowar cannot be considered an original comic, either in concept or execution. The main character, Aric of Dacia, a 5th Century Visigoth, is a strange mix of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. His enemies, the Vine, are an alien species intent on killing […]