Tag Archives: The Big Smoke America

Extremist Movie Debate: Jacob’s Ladder

In Extremist Movie Debate, a coin flip decides who loves it and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Jacob’s Ladder (HBO Max)

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LIII: That May or May Not Be a Brag

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, thinking about prayer and the Palouse.

Voices of the Unheard

Elected officials invite voters to attend “hearings” about how they should spend taxpayers’ money, but then never listen to what their constituents say.

Hello America, From Australia: Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

In his latest Hello America, From Australia, Matthew Reddin praises vaccination efforts in California, and questions the resumption of cruise ships in Florida.

In the Heights Sings Its Way Through Stories of Hope

James Jay Edwards reviews In the Heights, a musical drama film based on the stage musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. (Warner Bros. Pictures) 

The Amusement Park May Be George Romero’s Most Disturbing Film

James Jay Edwards reviews The Amusement Park, a psychological thriller film, thought to be lost, directed and edited by George A. Romero. (Shudder)