Category Films

A Journey Through the 16 Best Films of 2016

In my tendency to occasionally write about subjects that aren’t directly related to places I’ve been, I’ve had people say to me, “Brendan, you have a travel blog – focus on travel!” But watching a film is a form of travel. I love movies, always have, always will, because of their power to transport us someplace else. […]

Why I’d Rather Have an Enema than Watch The Wizard of Oz Again

The Great and Powerful Oz opened this weekend to the tune of 150 MILLION dollars worldwide. All of which got me thinking about the apparent rabid “Oz” fanbase out there and, more to the point, to who in the world considers themselves part of said “Oz” fanbase. First, I must preface this by saying that as […]

On Love and Euthanasia

Love… Happiness… Time… Life… More loaded words to give further reason to use ellipses… and then some questions. What would you do for love? Would you sacrifice your time, your happiness, your sanity, for it? If the answer is yes, than I highly recommend the Austrian film Amour. It will leave you with all the […]