Everything 2001 A Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece Rating ***** When I was in my early twenties, I had never read a book solely for enjoyment. That changed after I met my wife. Shortly after we were married, she gave me the novel The Shining by Steven King to read. […]

Evil Genius Quick Take

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist by Trey Borzillieri and director Barbara Schroeder Rating ***** Evil Genius is another well done true crime docuseries. The film revolves around the collar-bomb murder of Pizza deliveryman Brian Wells in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003. Who was behind the crime, which also involved a bank […]

Review of Fire Lover

Review of Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh Rating ***** The term psychopath applies to individuals who have some particular personality traits: extreme egocentricity, lack of conscious, abnormal social behavior, bad judgment, lack of empathy, an aversion to the truth, etc. Psychopaths can disguise their faults and appear as normal. But sooner or […]

Review of Cold Kill

Review of Cold Kill: The True Story of a Murderous Love by Jack Olsen Rating **** If there is one thing consistent with true crime books, it’s that there usually aren’t many likable characters. That is true about this story except for one private detective named Kim Paris, who wrangled herself into the life of […]

Wild Wild Country Quick Take

Wild Wild Country directed by Chapman and Maclain Way Rating ***** Here is another documentary series to add to your watch list. This story takes place in the early-to-mid 1980s. I remember hearing about it in the media. My take at the time was that this was another one of those crazy cults with a […]

Trump is making America safe again!

I want to thank President Trump for ordering the National Guard to protect the border. Our former Governor Rick Perry did the same thing when he was running for President. It was a colossal waste of time and money. But I’m sure President Trump has a better plan. We need to stop all those illegals […]

Review of The Sun Does Shine

Review of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom On Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin Rating ***** I am an opponent of the Death Penalty. I’ve read too many stories of how our broken justice system unfairly imposes punishment. Besides, what can be worse than taking away […]

Greg Abbott’s failure to do his job

As we approach the next election, I think it’s important to point out the many failures of our current Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott is widely known to favor industry over the people he represents. He famously instituted new laws that prevent citizens from banning fracking in their communities after the residents of Denton, Texas voted […]

Everything Nonfiction 2018 Oscar Picks

When most people put out lists like this, they choose films that they think will win or should win. My selections are based solely on which films affected me on an emotional level. Chances are high that my picks will not align with the actual winners. For example, the best picture I saw in 2017 […]

Everything nonfiction docudrama and docuseries guide

Over the last several months I have been able to watch a number of excellent docudramas and docuseries. I wanted to share with you a list of some of the very best multi-episode documentaries and docudramas that are available right now. The six part Waco series on the Paramount network is as good as anything […]

Gtek Info Solutions LLC Red Flag Alert

I often use this site to warn others about various scams. See my post on the DMV Scam. I wanted to share my experience with this company. Some of it is good. Some of it is not so good. My red flag alert was waving like crazy on this company. First the good. I had […]

Review of A False Report

Review of A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America Written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong Rating ***** It all starts with the rape of an eighteen-year-old girl named Marie. That singular event sets in motion a story that could only have been told after years of investigative work and research […]

Review of Without Mercy

Review of Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence written by Gary Provost Rating ***** Without Mercy is one of those books where you don’t want to give away too much in a review. So, I’ll start by saying that this book involves murder, deceit, and a cast of morally corrupt characters. At the […]

True crime meets survival story

Review of Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean written by Richard D. Logan and Tere Duperrault Fasbender Rating ***** It’s not that often that you can combine a true crime story with a survival story, but that is exactly the story that this book has to tell. Tere Duperrault, who went by the name of Terry […]

Review of Abacus

Review of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail directed by Steve James Rating ***** If you like David vs. Goliath stories, this documentary is for you. The film starts with two people of Chinese descent watching the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. The connection between the story told in the documentary and the Frank Capra film […]