When you can’t find it on Google.

  • Best Movies of the Decade: 2010s, Part 2

    20 favorites from the past 10 years. You can read my introduction in Part 1, which also includes some bonus content, like a timeline of major fantasy/sci-fi films.

  • Best Movies of the Decade: 2010s, Part 1

    I’ve pored over my movie spreadsheet to curate a list of films that you should see. I arbitrarily ended up with 40, so I’ll present 20 of them here; my absolute favorites will be revealed soon, in Part 2. This is a mixture of personal, critical, blockbuster, and groundbreaking favorites. You’ll notice that I gravitate…

  • Now co-hosting the Cast50 Movie Podcast

    I’m proud to announce that my partner Aimee and I are hosting a new podcast, “where we question why women make up 50 percent of the world’s population but only a small percentage of the film industry.”

  • Video clips and history of world cinema: 1918-1927

    10 Years 10 Films (10Y10F) is a project to display embedded YouTube selections of cinema history. This is Part IV of a series that gives the viewer a quick time-lapse view of how movie technology and style has developed throughout the world – one clip each year – from 1888 through 2017, starting with the…

  • Ode to Pneuma

    In both theme and “spirit,” Pneuma on the new Tool album is the most inspiring.

  • In memory of Grandpa Knight

    This weekend, we celebrated the life of a beloved family member and friend. I knew him as Grandpa, but he was born Clylas Elwood Knight, Jr., on his mother’s family farm in Hawley, Texas, on Christmas Eve 1925. In his early 20’s, he became known as “Tex,” and it stuck with him the rest of…