Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

Knives Out is arguably the most groundbreaking whodunit released this century. Granted, it's a bit early to tell. Benoit Blanc has yet to cement his legacy in other entries or media. Hercule Poirot's got a one-century head start on him. Sherlock's got two. Last time, I laid out how the film's plot inventively subverted murder … Continue reading Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

How Knives Out SHATTERS Murder Mystery Conventions

Knives Out, Rian Johnson's 2019 offering, is a surpsingly entertaining whodunit with immense rewatch value. It's also a superbly crafted film that upended conventions. And...it somehow made detective fiction cool again. Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are long gone, so...high time to inject the genre with new blood! Enter Rian Johnson and his unorthodox … Continue reading How Knives Out SHATTERS Murder Mystery Conventions

Jim Morrison: Breaking Free from the Greatest Generation

"Break on through to the other side!" snarled Jim Morrison on the first track of The Doors' 1967 debut album. The Doors. 1967. Elektra Records. Morrison's musical existence revolved around spirituality and enlightenment. The band's name came from Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, a memoir detailing psychedelic experiences. Morrison was often drunk and stoned … Continue reading Jim Morrison: Breaking Free from the Greatest Generation