Movie Review: The Others

  The Others 2001 Rating: PG-13 1 hour, 44 minutes Suspense/Horror Written and Directed by Alejandro Amenabár Starring Nicole Kidman, Alakina Mann, Fionnula Flanagan, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy Set on a lonely island in the English Channel shortly after World War II, The Others tells the story of Grace (Kidman), a … Continue reading Movie Review: The Others

Book Review: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

  The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman Fantasy 74 pages Published June 2014, by William Morrow. First published in Gaiman's short story collection, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances On the surface, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains is a story about a small man who … Continue reading Book Review: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

Repost: Movie Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

(I originally posted this in June, 2018, but it fits perfectly with my offbeat Gothic and horror recommendations for this October)   Only Lovers Left Alive Directed by Jim Jarmusch Written by Jim Jarmusch and Marion Bessey Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright Drama Rating: R Released (US) … Continue reading Repost: Movie Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Iceland, Day 4: Hundafoss, Svartifoss, Vatnajökull National Park, and Reynisfjara

On Saturday morning, I headed east through rain and fog so thick the hills and mountains disappeared. They only reappeared when I was a few miles away, and then they were only dark shapes. Shortly after passing through Vik, I passed into the lava fields below one of Iceland's largest volcanoes, Katla. This expanse is … Continue reading Iceland, Day 4: Hundafoss, Svartifoss, Vatnajökull National Park, and Reynisfjara

Iceland, Day 3: Skógafoss, the Fimmvörðuháls trail, Dyrhólaey, and Reynisfjara

On Friday morning, I left Reykjavik and drove east toward the little town of Vik on Iceland's southern coast. But first, I made a stop at Skógafoss. This is one of Iceland's most popular waterfalls. It has a single drop of 197' (60m) and is 82' (25 meters wide). On sunny days, you can see … Continue reading Iceland, Day 3: Skógafoss, the Fimmvörðuháls trail, Dyrhólaey, and Reynisfjara

Book Review: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer Mystery 256 pages Expected publication date October 15, 2019, by Minotaur Books A good pastiche is one that captures the spirit of the material it is based upon and then adds to it, as writers like Jo … Continue reading Book Review: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols