Black Sails (Season 1)

Rating: B Just finished the first season of Starz' Black Sails and in true Starz fashion, there was a lot of violence and sex in the series. But just like Starz' other shows such as Spartacus and Pillars of the Earth, there is more to these series than gratuitous nudity and unnecessary gore. True, these... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Bel Canto (2001) by Ann Patchett

Rating: A Set in an unnamed South American country, a party is thrown in honor of a visiting Japanese tycoon goes awry when a small guerilla band, intending to take the president as hostage, breaks in. Unfortunately, the president has opted not to attend in favor of watching his favorite soap opera resulting in the┬átaking... Continue Reading →

Fourth Man Out (2015)

Andrew Nackman's Fourth Man Out, a funny and endearing take on a young man's coming out experience. Adam (Evan Todd), a closeted garage mechanic decides on his 24th birthday that it's time to┬ábreak the news to his friends: Chris (Parker Young), Ortu (Jon Gabrus), and Nick (Chord Overstreet). This isn't your angst-ridden and gloomy gay... Continue Reading →

Jackie (2016)

Another brilliant performance from Natalie Portman who portrays the iconic Jackie Kennedy in this film, following her life after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963. This thoughtful and revealing film is clearly an acting piece for Portman who might have seen it as a challenge for her acting chops aside... Continue Reading →

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