The If I Had An Orchard 20: My Favorite Movies, TV, and Music of 2019

I’m back with another ranking of my 20 favorite things in pop culture! I found 2019 to be a rich and rewarding year for movies (and that’s not only because I write mostly about film these days), and a pretty good year for TV. However, there were only a handful of albums that I really, … Continue reading The If I Had An Orchard 20: My Favorite Movies, TV, and Music of 2019

Revisiting Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron’s Dystopian Classic

As with many classic sci-fi films, Children of Men was at least a decade ahead of its time. If Alfonso Cuaron’s unsettling dystopian nightmare were released in 2018, you can bet it would’ve received the love it was due in 2006. With its depiction of immigration panic and a divided social order, this movie plays … Continue reading Revisiting Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron’s Dystopian Classic

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Through 5 of His Best Performances

It’s been five years since we lost one of the great actors of the last quarter century. At just 46, Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away in February 2014, leaving behind a litany of indelible roles. Hoffman was a titanic performer, equally captivating as an Oscar-worthy lead or as an electric supporting player. Every character he … Continue reading Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Through 5 of His Best Performances