The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 14, “Spend”

We get set up nicely for the last two episodes of this season by this episode’s themes of cowardice and courage. Nicholas and that construction guy display cowardice, exemplifying how the Alexandrians are woefully unprepared for their eventual trials.  Eugene finally found his courage, and at least the construction guy had the courage to admit he failed.…

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 13 “Forget”

During Sasha’s target practice, the score had a “heartbeat” feel, and I imagined David Gilmour starting to sing “ticking away the moments that make up a dull day…”  Rather, it was just the drone of Sasha’s mental illness, reprising a disturbing tendency for Rick’s group to exhibit death-wish fantasies.  In Sasha’s case, wasting ammo on snapshots and hoping…

Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum Visit

Last weekend I visited the Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum.  It’s a neat place.  The only animals I observed were tigers.  Actually, I didn’t see the tigers as you have to pay extra for them and I was focused on seeing aviation items.  In fact, I’ll just get this over with, I think they should send…

A Most Wanted Man

I watched “A Most Wanted Man” largely due to it being Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last film.  He provides, as always, a solid, absorbing performance. The movie itself, as most le Carré movies do, left me cold.   Hoffman plays a German espionage agent working without “official” authorization, who has best laid plans for “making the…