A fascinating byproduct of the lockdown fever that has gripped the world is that people suddenly seem to care about movie theaters.Read More Suddenly, Everyone Cares About Movie Theaters
I still love the show, but there’s something that nags at me.Read More The Problem of References: Stranger Things
Sure, I had the thought of finding things without the aid of the algorithm. This is the next step.Read More Beyond the Algorithm Part II: Breaking the System
We live in an era of on-demand streaming, with a surfeit of entertainment options. We are collectively a culture defined by impatience.Read More Theme Songs & Patience
The truth is that my viewing habits in the last year have largely been guided by Amazon Prime’s algorithm. Then something happened.Read More Beyond the Algorithm
We live in interesting times. I was pointed toward a documentary about members (adherents? disciples?) of the Flat Earth movement that’s currently showing on Netflix, called Behind the Curve. The documentary primarily follows Mark Sargent, a prominent evangelist for the Flat Earth movement that has taken on a bit of momentum in recent years. We […]Read More On the Topic of the Documentary about Flat-Earthers, “Behind the Curve,” on Netflix
Netflix has pushed the button on changing its ratings system. Now, instead of the apparently-overwhelming star rating system used by everyone from common reviewers to Letterboxd, they’ve made it a thumbs-up and thumbs-down. They’ve moved, then, from a nuanced system to a plain binary, without even the opportunity to write a review that may explain the […]Read More The Ruining of Netflix Ratings & Amy Schumer
OK, that headline is a little bit of an attention-getter on purpose. Maybe I really just want the wounding of the Expanded Universe since there is some stuff worth retaining, like the Thrawn books and a lot of the Prequel Era stuff I’ve read.Read More My Repeating Hope: Killing the Expanded Universe (EU)!