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“‘SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS…'”: A CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

  THIS IS AN ADAPTATION OF THE FIRST Christmas playlist I made circa 2010. Recently unearthed.  It was never a “mixtape” per se because cassette tapes were disappearing by then and I had become disillusioned…

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“EVERY CHRISTMAS I COULD HAVE THE BLUES”: A REVIEW OF ERIC CLAPTON’S CHRISTMAS ALBUM, HAPPY XMAS

    BLUES CHRISTMAS ALBUMS SHOULD BE more abundant. Everyone is not of good cheer during Christmas let alone New Year’s, especially adults. Children(some anyway) have diversions of toys and a winter vacation from the…

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“JAMES BOND VS. RICHARD JEWEL?!?” OR A TALE OF TWO MOVIE TRAILERS

INTRO MOVIE TRAILERS SHOULD PROVIDE US WITH EXCITEMENT…BUT ANXIETY? MOVIE TRAILERS are like teases of Christmas or birthday presents we weren’t necessarily expecting. The trailer presents the possibility of the present but it can’t foreshadow…

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TURNING “GOODFELLAS” INSIDE OUT: “THE IRISHMAN” AS THE LAST MOB MOVIE”

  GLIBLY ONE COULD CALL The Irishman “the last gangster movie” or “the geriatric” gangster movie.  But glibness has never been a substitute for deduction nor true contemplation. It’s also easy to compare The Irishman…

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