Yes & No, Query Hell, and the Comparables Problem: What’s the story like?

I’ve been preparing my query letter, synopsis, and first 19 pages for the Atlanta Writers Conference this November. No pitches, I’m only doing critiques. I’d like to polish the manuscript further, and the times are Continue reading Yes & No, Query Hell, and the Comparables Problem: What’s the story like?

Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

I feel comfortable saying this: I get what Ari Aster has done and what he was trying to do with Hereditary and especially his new horror film Midsommar. It amazes me that there are people Continue reading Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

Agency and Communion as Revealed in The Witch

(Spoiler alert — this post mentions details from the 2015 horror movie The Witch by debut director Robert Eggars.) Almost twenty years ago, my aunt Daisy — an artist who sculpts with clay and other Continue reading Agency and Communion as Revealed in The Witch

Ex Machina—What Went Wrong With AI

Spoiler Alert: My comments relate to the recently released movie Ex Machina. I wanted to write briefly about my thoughts concerning the problems with AI as it was presented in Ex Machina. I have to Continue reading Ex Machina—What Went Wrong With AI