a PITCH PERFECT movie for all times

When my godson was born, I got a 20 second phone call. “We’re on our way to the hospital. The agency said there’s a baby. We had to clear out your room just in case. Will let you know more soon. Bye!” A month before, I’d rented my best mates’s spare room for the winter … Continue reading

An Alternate List of Films to Watch

Recently I saw yet another list of Movies For Aspiring Moviemakers To Watch from a notable director. One whole movie was co-directed by a woman. There weren’t many with a woman as a central character, either.  I’m not pushing for female directing and/or starring inclusion simply because of chromosomes. I’m pushing for it because women … Continue reading

Party Down: ‘Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty’ and the ethics of sex business

If you’ve not seen this series, it’s worth at least two watches; one for humor, one for pathos. Each episode is self-contained, titled after the event the party down crew is working, and spanning only the event. Characters don’t develop much between episodes; their changes, if any, are signified by the car they drive to … Continue reading

How I Met Your Mother: 22-minute convoluted comedy evolves to into dramady odyssey

Eight, seven, six, and five seasons ago, How I Met Your Mother was hands down the most audacious sitcom on television, as well as one of the funniest. It brought up plotlines like ‘the goat in the bathroom’ that it didn’t resolve for several episodes. It introduced plotlines that would never be resolved, such as The Pineapple Incident. It … Continue reading