Book Review: The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Travelling the same paths of the broken near-future as Bruce Sterling, The Windup Girl drops the reader into a struggling, but surviving Thailand as it might be 100 years from now (more or less). It’s a...

James Cameron’s Avatar: A Metaphor for Itself

Avatar has taken a lot of heat because the story is relatively simplistic, and it’s fair to say that you won’t be surprised by the events as they unfold. But let’s give credit where credit is due: The story is, for the most part, motivated by character, even if that...

The World’s Greatest Phantom Menace Review

I’ve been watching Red Letter Media’s Reviews for the last year or so as he’s been effectively deconstructing the Star Trek: TNG movies. His latest (and greatest) review is an extended takedown of The Phantom Menace. His style is definitely black...