Thursday, December 31, 2020

The House on Sorority Row, 1983 - ★★½

I found this cult-classic 1980s slasher had been recently added to Amazon's Prime videos. It's one of the few of this horror subgenre that I hadn't seen yet. I'm a bit of a completist, so I streamed it. I wasn't disappointed, although "your mileage may vary."

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Vast of Night, 2019 - ★★★★


The Vast of Night (2019) is a hidden gem of an indie science-fiction film. It is currently streaming on Amazon. Directed by Andrew Patterson, it pays overt homage to the iconic Twilight Zone and Outer Limits television series. Yet it doesn't get hung up in slavish fidelity to their style or substance.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Blowing It All Up at the End, Trump-style



It's mind-boggling how self-contradictory Republicans can be about government spending. They claim to be for fiscal responsibility. Yet they can run up a deficit as fast as the "tax & spend" strawman they trot out when they oppose a Democratic policy. But the unfolding coronavirus relief bill debacle is one step beyond.

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