Archive for August, 2015

 
  • Movie Review: This Is Forty (2012)

    Movie Review: This Is Forty (2012)

    by Alan F. Zundel I remember the year I turned forty. It was 1992. Clinton and Bush were running for the Presidency, and a cranky old rich white guy came out of nowhere to create problems for the Bush campaign. […]

     
  • Book Review: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (2014)

    Book Review: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel With her characteristic bare-all honesty and true to life humor, cartoonist Roz Chast pulls the curtain on a middle-age rite of passage: the aging and death of one’s parents. Travelling through middle age is a lot […]

     
  • Movie Review: The Fourth Kind (2009)

    Movie Review: The Fourth Kind (2009)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Fourth Kind” is a very creepy story presented in a movie that does not live up to its potential. An alien abduction tale based on true events, whether you find it scary or laughable will […]

     
  • Book Review: Confronting Capitalism (2015)

    Book Review: Confronting Capitalism (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System” is a decent primer on contemporary problems which stem from our economic system—which is to say, most of them. The book also canvasses a lot of policy […]

     
  • Book Review: Gone Girl (2012)

    Book Review: Gone Girl (2012)

    by Alan F. Zundel Great literature it ain’t, but Gillian Flynn sure has a way with words. “Gone Girl” was a New York Times best-seller, but you may be more familiar with the 2014 movie starring Ben Affleck. It’s about […]

     
  • Movie Review: Days of Heaven (1978)

    Movie Review: Days of Heaven (1978)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Days of Heaven” is an exquisite cinematic experience, a morality tale presented with simplicity and heart-wrenching beauty. Starring Richard Gere and Brooke Adams as tragic lovers, it has belatedly come to be recognized as a must-see […]

     
  • Book Review: What Do Women Want? (2013)

    Book Review: What Do Women Want? (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel What do women want? For one thing, better sex. Women and sex is the topic of “What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” by Daniel Bergner, a writer for several national magazines […]

     
  • Movie Review: Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)

    Movie Review: Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)

      by Alan F. Zundel “Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation” harks back to the cliff-hanging movie serials of old, with cartoony characters, a few spectacular stunts, and a story so thin you could thread it through the eye of a needle. It […]

     
  • Movie Review: Non-Stop (2014)

    Movie Review: Non-Stop (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Now this is how to do an action/suspense movie! “Non-Stop” may not transcend the genre, but it is a superior entry into the ranks. It’s non-stop suspense all the way to an action-packed finish. Liam Neeson’s […]

     
  • Book Review: Billionaires (2014)

    Book Review: Billionaires (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Billionaires, as a group, have different political views than the rest of us, and government decisions reflect their views much more than our views. That sentence describes the situation of the contemporary United States, but the […]