Film Review: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story written and directed by David Lowery (A24, Sailor Bear, Zero Trans Fats Productions, Ideaman Studios, R, 92 min) Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. I Will Follow You into the Dark Reflections on the afterlife can leave unsettling inferences unsaid. If heaven is more than just a place on earth, then what will we do? With whom will we spend time? How does a consciousness known only in the linear encounter and operate in the infinite? In my younger years, I always feared the afterlife my faith tradition composed. The notion of sitting in God’s glory and worshipping forever seems utterly dull. But, compared to eternal damnation, I guess a boring existence is an upgrade? The ghost… Read More →

Book Review: Sacré Bleu

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore (New York: William Morrow, 2012. 432 pp) Christopher Moore is the author of eleven novels, including Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. He grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography. He divides his time between San Francisco and Hawaii. What If? What if the historical narrative surrounding Vincent van Gogh is incorrect? What if he hadn’t committed suicide? Is it typical for a suicidal person to shoot himself in the chest and then walk a mile to receive medical attention? What if color killed van Gogh? Or, more specifically, van Gogh’s colorman? With this question, Christopher Moore’s hilarious work, Sacré Bleu, unfolds. Parisian Painters… Read More →