Thoughts on A Prophet
03.11.18

I recently saw "A Prophet" -- it's a a French crime / prison drama from 2009 (nominated for Best Foreign Language Film). I got interested in it because the lead actor, Tahar Rahim -- he's one of the stars of the new Hulu series "A Looming Tower". 

On a separate note about A Looming Tower -- I listened to a podcast reviewing it and the hosts were naming the stars of the show (and Tahar is undoubtedly one of the stars -- he and the Jeff...

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Thoughts on Celtics / Sixers Trade—Fultz Deal
06.18.17

So last night it was announced that the Celtics would be moving the #1 overall pick to the Sixers for the #3 overall pick + either the 2018 Lakers 1st round pick (if it falls within 2 to 5) and if it doesn't, then the 2019 Kings 1st round pick -- which I believe is unprotected.

Thoughts:

  • There's seemingly widespread consensus that Fultz is the best player in the draft. I actually haven't seen a draft board that has anyone else at the...
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Williamstown Theatre Festival
05.21.17
Back in 2008, I was an apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Williamstown is an annual festival that puts on several plays and musicals up in Williamstown, Massachusetts (home to Williams College.) 
 
The apprentice program is notable for having numerous famous (acting) alums and is generally considered a huge resume get for actors in the New York area. I thought I’d write a blog post summarizing some of my experiences which...
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Films I saw in 2016
01.01.17
0s & 1s
20th Century Women
--really loved this film; found it poignant and delightful. Greta Gerwig is something else in it.
A Clockwork Orange
A Face in the Crowd
A Tale of Love and Darkness
A Walk Among the Tombstones 
--just a really great Liam Neeson film; understated yet powerful
A Wonderful Cloud
All the Way
--tremendous Bryan Cranston performance
Amanda Knox
--I knew maybe a light sprinkling of what you would...
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Films I Saw in October 2016
11.01.16
The Thin Red Line
Worth contrasting how they dramatized the Battle of Guadalcanal with how it was done in the HBO mini-series "The Pacific".
 
A Face in the Crowd
 
Westworld
I've been fascinated by the TV series and for fans of it, it's a worthwhile look at the original film. While the TV series has made significant advancements, the core ideas (or the seeds of them) are here in the film and just showcases the brilliance of...
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Thoughts on 2015 NBA Draft
06.27.15

1. Towns to T-Wolves
My favorite player in the draft. Does everything well. Excellent motor. Plays hard on both ends of the court. 

2. Russell to Lakers
This was very interesting and late movement on the part of Russell. Obviously folks had thought Okafor to the Lakers was the likely pick. However, it seems like the Lakers are increasingly confident that they'll be able to get LaMarcus Aldridge or maybe Kevin Love in free agency. Jay Bilas...

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