Television Show Review: Fortitude: Season 2

Fortitude Season 2

Fortitude: Season 2 created by Simon Donald (Fifty Fathoms Products, Sky Atlantic, Tiger Aspect Productions) Starring Richard Dormer, Björn Haraldsson, Sofie Gråbøl, Sienna Guillory, Mia Jexen, Luke Treadaway, Alexandra Moen, Darren Boyd, Ramon Tikaram, Ken Stott, Edvin Endre, Michelle Fairley, Dennis Quaid, Robert Sheehan, and Parminder Nagra. Best Let the Mystery Be The Christmas present, gloriously wrapped and glistening, takes on the weight of anticipation for Christmas morning. A rectangle, decorated in shiny green and maroon hues, holds a gesture of love. Someone in your family thought about you, considered your needs, remembered a passing reference to an item desired. With painstaking detail and multiple attempts at wrapping the thing, the gift transcends an object; it means relationship, love, and… Read More →

Film Review: The Impossible

The Impossible

The Impossible written by Sergio G. Sánchez and María Belón, directed by J.A. Bayona (Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España, PG-13, 114 min) Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland. Fatalist at Heart My wife calls me a fatalist. I can’t help it, but whenever I board a plane, relax at the beach, or cruise the speed limit on the open road, my mind does not wander far from the potential disasters in our midst. Perhaps credit the rise of technology and the way video depicts every possible outcome in our lives. But no matter the source, I can’t keep my mind away from these terrors. Now, my quality of life is fine. I can still enjoy spending time… Read More →

Album Review: Silver & Gold

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 by Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty, 2012.) Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter born in Detroit, Michigan and based in Brooklyn, New York. Stevens has released many albums of varying styles but is perhaps best known for Come On Feel the Illinoise, a concept album based on the state of Illinois. Stevens collaborates often with a variety of musicians and his work has received much critical acclaim. A Magical Time of Year, A Complicated Time of Year Isn’t December a magical time of year? The air seems to fill with the spirit of the season. People buzz around grabbing gifts, attending holiday parties, imbibing in spirits, and viewing Christmas lights. There is a… Read More →