Author: Steve Fahnestalk

FILM REVIEW(S): FLATLINERS (and FLATLINERS)

FILM REVIEW(S): FLATLINERS (and FLATLINERS)

This week, Steve gets double vision as he reviews the two versions of the movie “Flatliners.” The first one was an examination of the possibility of an afterlife from a medical standpoint; the second one was sort of a horror movie. Read More »

STUDIO GHIBLI, TAKE 2: PONYO and THE RED TURTLE

STUDIO GHIBLI, TAKE 2: PONYO and THE RED TURTLE

Hey, Rocky, watch me pull movie reviews out of my hat! This week Steve goes back to the subject of a 2015 column: Studio Ghibli, which has continued releasing movies without even asking him! Are they good movies? Good?—just watch (er, read)! Read More »

LATHER/LIVE, RINSE/DIE, REPEAT… IT’S DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN!

LATHER/LIVE, RINSE/DIE, REPEAT… IT’S DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN!

This week Steve goes in a time circle*This week Steve goes in a time loop*This week Steve breaks out of a time warp and reviews the movie “Happy Death Day,” which is not your average “Sorority Slasher” movie. Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: THE CREATURE FROM THE… SHAPE OF WATER 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE CREATURE FROM THE… SHAPE OF WATER 

This week, Steve holds his breath and dives into movies about amphibious guys, which is a thing, now. Not Navy Seals, but Gill-Men (and Guillermo!). Put on your dive mask and check it out! Read More »

CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG’S JUMANJI, AND MORE!   

CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG’S JUMANJI, AND MORE!   

This week Steve tackles Chris van Allsburg’s movies: Jumanji, Zathura, Polar Express, and Jumanji. Wait, did I say Jumanji twice? Read More »

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you? Read More »

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! AND A LIST OF MY 2017 COLUMNS

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! AND A LIST OF MY 2017 COLUMNS

Steve does his annual recounting of his columns for the previous year. But he's somehow lost a couple of columns. If you find them, please email him... or maybe not. Read More »

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree! Read More »

BOOK REVIEWS: GARDNER’S “ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS…” AND ROUNDS, MARKS II & III

BOOK REVIEWS: GARDNER’S “ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS…” AND ROUNDS, MARKS II & III

This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that? Read More »

REVIEW: NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE BOOK: “HELL IS EMPTY…” by Mark Rounds

REVIEW: NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE BOOK: “HELL IS EMPTY…” by Mark Rounds

After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book. Read More »

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