Neurodiversity, review, television review

Love on the Spectrum U.S.: Representation or Exploitation? A Review

A neurodivergent friend of mine recently recommended the Netflix series Love on the Spectrum. This is a reality dating show centering autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled adults as they try to find love. There are series set in Australia and the U.S. I had some reservations with this rec. I'm generally not that interested in romance-reality… Continue reading Love on the Spectrum U.S.: Representation or Exploitation? A Review

Apocalypse, Author Update, movie review, Musings, Neurodiversity, writing life

Publication Announcement: A Critique of Autistic-Coded Rep in ‘Don’t Look Up’

Hi all! Long time, no post! Just dropping you blog-readers a line to let you know that I've published a new essay via The Art of Autism. It's a fierce critique of Netflix's new satirical film, Don't Look Up, which features a disturbing portrayal of an autistic-coded villain. Read the whole essay here! This is… Continue reading Publication Announcement: A Critique of Autistic-Coded Rep in ‘Don’t Look Up’

movie review

The Irishman: A Brutal Review

I wasn't going to write about this movie. I watch a lot of movies and I don't write critically about most of them, partly because I know any film is a labor of love for someone involved and I don't want to hurt anybody, partly because none of the films I've really had problems with… Continue reading The Irishman: A Brutal Review

Apocalypse, movie review

Does The Matrix Hold Up 20 Years Later?

The Matrix. Everyone's favorite late 20th-century, existential-crisis-inducing, groundbreaking sci-fi cyberpunk, slo-mo-happy film. Keanu Reeves, grunge, sunglasses, leather pants, guns for days, kung fu... What more could any sci-fi movie fan want? The Matrix, the Wachowski's first blockbuster hit, came out on March 31, 1999. Twenty years ago. This is mindbendingly hard for me to believe,… Continue reading Does The Matrix Hold Up 20 Years Later?

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NBC’s Perfect Harmony & the Problem with Beginnings

[Photo credit: NBC] NBC's new fall comedy Perfect Harmony has some of my favorite things: choir, jokes about conservative ideals (I grew up conservative, so it "strikes a chord" with me, har har), and Bradley Whitford (most recently of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale). As a friend put it, it's like a reverse Sister Act. I'm… Continue reading NBC’s Perfect Harmony & the Problem with Beginnings