Adam
Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access are wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

Life is Strange: Episode 4

This game! Structurally I know that there are some flaws carrying over from episode 3. The gameplay can become sluggish and heavily narrative. Chloe is regularly leading the action between game scenes and abruptly handing control back to Max within them. The writers seem to have fallen in love with big twists. I…

Continue reading

Dear every flavor of Oreo

Dear every flavor of Oreo, You’re still one of my favorite cookies. Don’t worry. The slightly salty taste of your chocolate cookies will always hook my savory palate. But I can no longer simply grab you off the shelf. There’s a level of trust that is gone. We love your mint,…

Continue reading

Life is Strange: Episode 3

This is what I hope to be the low point in the game. It’s the middle of 5 episodes so it’s the mid-season slump, if you will. It wasn’t terrible but it was a bit dull and very repetitive. I know that sounds weird when talking about a game where…

Continue reading

Life is Strange: Episode 2

And now we get to the good and the bad. I was absolutely smitten with episode one, and do still really love this game. But when you deal with something that’s episodic things can get a little uneven. If episode one was all about establishing character, setting, and tone then episode…

Continue reading

Life is Strange: Episode One

Since upgrading my media PC I’ve been installing and starting games like mad. But similar to finding a new TV show to get into, I was having trouble picking one game to really settle down with. I installed Dishonored. I tried out Mad Max (loved the scenery but didn’t feel like getting…

Continue reading

Reaction Ex Machina

This is not a standard review. It is, as the title states, a reaction. Ex Machina is one of those thinky science fiction movies. In analogical terms, Ex Machina is to Terminator 2 as Primer is to Back to the Future Part 2. The film follows Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), who wins a…

Continue reading

Humans: Series 1, Episodes 1-4

Mr. Robot is the sleeper show that everyone keeps saying “you need to watch”. Humans is the show that no one is telling you to watch. Yet. Here’s a little background on the show. It’s a BBC 4 production (that’s the BBC’s smarty pants channel) based on a Swedish science fiction show called Real…

Continue reading

Poltergeist’s passionate mediocrity

This past week has been all over the place, as far as quality of watched films. I’ve seen bland sequels, offensive sequels, dull remakes, and impressive originals, but Poltergeist was a strange one. It wasn’t screened early for critics, which usually means it is relying on ignorance to bolster opening weekend…

Continue reading