Category: Reviews

  • Calling All Trekies: You’ll Love Star Trek Beyond

    We’ve all heard the trite but true phrase: Be careful what you wish for. That’s the sentiment behind the newest Star Trek movie, Beyond. I grew up in the late Sixties and Seventies. I still recall my first memory of watching the original Star Trek series at a neighbor’s house–when I was around five years […]

  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    This review was originally posted on Nov. 30, 2008 on a different blog (no longer maintained). I’m re-running it here because I think this is an important movie. It is now out on DVD. I encourage you to rent it and watch it. Powerful. This is not an easy review to write. Not because I […]

  • A Checklist Can (Literally) Save Your Life

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right is a new book with a fresh view on on the lowly checklist–its practicality and usefulness for not only routine tasks, but also for highly complex situations like building skyscapers and operating on people. Written by Boston surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto takes us on […]