Frights

Ghosts, aliens, psychopaths, and a few touches of comedy—what to watch on Halloween. Boo. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Dir. James Whale (based on a novel by Mary Shelley)  I have only been able to watch this film twice.  What could be more terrifying than finding your creator has abandoned you? That every chance for … More Frights

Creation

It’s funny how our minds latch onto things and then make them our own. We hear a certain song, or see a certain image, and suddenly our senses overflow with memories. My life was molded by such memories: Don Lockwood singing in the rain, Benjamin Braddock pounding on the glass of a church balcony, Salvatore … More Creation

Portals

That moment, that breathtaking moment when you reach the last scene in film—the parting shot, the final words, and you think, Yes: the sighs, tears, laughter, nails-in-palms, extra helping of popcorn,  hours stolen from work or chores or whatever were all so worth it. There is an intimacy to being in the dark in that … More Portals