GUG Review: The Father

Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)

Some Spoilers Below for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels I was still a wee lad when Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered in 2008. As a 13 year old, I was the perfect age to get absolutely hooked on the show and I certainly did! I followed it loyally for theContinue reading “Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)”

PODCAST – Reviewing The Other Side of Gary Graver with Matthew Gear

I recently had the opportunity this winter to take an online classic about the career of Orson Welles. Matthew Asprey Gear is an author, film scholar and teacher at the Edinburgh University of Art and has been hosting virtual classes through Google Meetups. Matthew has become a wonderful Twitter correspondent in the past year withContinue reading “PODCAST – Reviewing The Other Side of Gary Graver with Matthew Gear”