Movies Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. I’m really enjoying the TCM Big Screen Classics series this year. Buying the annual pass has been a great investment. I needed a break from the madness for a bit, so …

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Books You Suck: A Love Story

You Suck: A Love Story

In a past life as a bookstore ninja, I was told time and again to read Christopher Moore’s books. I liked the covers, they were brightly lit and amusing. I put him aside because I had a million other things to read. But he stayed in the back of my mind. Then I briefly stopped …

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Music Trouble in Paradise by La Roux

Trouble in Paradise by La Roux

Tuneful Tuesdays are my chance to gush about music in the form of concert reviews, mixtapes, and recommendations. This is La Roux’s sophomore album, released a little over 3 years ago, last month. I was prepping for grad school, and was starved for new La Roux music. I had kept up with the trials and …

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Writing On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

Manifest Mondays are my playground to blabber on about the writing life. So, listening to Book Riot’s podcast episode #219 this past week, they mentioned that Riley Sager is a pen name for a fella named Todd Ritter. Jezebel broke the story. Every write up that followed – including Book Riot – made the clipped …

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Movies #AtomicBlonde (2017)

#AtomicBlonde (2017)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. Today is my first Silver Screen Sunday review. I’m going to try and keep going to more screenings. I got comps for Atomic Blonde, which I was able to see at …

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Movies Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017)

I was able to watch the movie in IMAX at a free movie screening sponsored by Red Carpet Crash and WB Tickets, the Monday before nationwide release. Christopher Nolan – the director – is old school when it comes to film, so he created a 70mm format for the film. I’m considering trying to track …

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Books Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing

I have decided to elevate Ray Bradbury to be the grandfather of my literary aesthetic, which is cinematic absurdist. I found an essay (an interview, really) in this book where he states “all my stories are cinematic. … I may be the most cinematic novelist in the country today. All of my short stories can …

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Internet Say hello to Writeropolis!

Say hello to Writeropolis!

I’m happy to announce that Writeropolis is alive. When I was searching for a unique name for the Facebook page to reflect my writing life, I couldn’t come up with a good name. I used some name generators, and stumbled upon writeropolis. Writer to reflect what I do, and then opolis reminded me of Metropolis, …

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Books Remember Me

Remember Me

This is the long-form review that I wrote for Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark that originally appeared on Litsy. Add me there; I am hellogilly. Back when I was a wee little Gilly, my Ma got roped into a subscription for Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. This novel appeared in vol. 217 in 1995, when …

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Projects The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. My earliest memory of writing as a child was being scolded for learning how to write my name and address in kindergarten. I proceeded to write it over and over on one page – both sides – because I liked the feel …

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