Category: Books

Set It Up‘s light touch is a worthy diversion into romantic comedy

Set It Up‘s (2018) light touch uses a surprisingly snappy comic script and on-screen chemistry…

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The story behind the cover of Calusa Spirits

The cover for Calusa Spirits is great, and I think thing it’s the best one…

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Hotel Artemis Struggles at Check In

Hotel Artemis seems to have everything it needs to be a successful film but manages…

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What sailing ships tell us about storytelling

As a kid, I was fascinated by sailboats and sailing ships. I loved reading adventure…

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Discount on Contemporary Film and Economics expires soon

Routledge has set the official publication date for my newest book, Contemporary Film and Economics,…

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Contemporary Film and Economics is almost here!

Today, we officially revealed the cover for¬†Contemporary Film and Economics, my new book from Routledge….

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes brings closure to a grand arc

I finally got around to seeing War for the Planet of the Apes. This is…

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Review: Dunkirk‘s foreboding, somber tone masterfully executed

My full review of Christopher Nolan‘s new movie, Dunkirk, is now live¬†at the Independent Institute….

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Book Review: Revolt provides rousing conclusion to the Resistance Series

Tracy Lawson and the Resistance Series is what Indie publishing is all about: Giving voice…

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Review: The Exception harkens to classic war-time romances

The Exception made a brief appearance in the movie theaters before heading to the DVD…

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