Movie Review: “The Wandering Earth”

If you keep up with science fiction cinema, you might have heard about Chinese blockbuster The Wandering Earth, which Netflix quietly slipped into its library a few weeks ago. Based on a story by the decorated author of The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin, the film hit it big with global audiences to become one of... Continue Reading →

Review: “The Rain” (Netflix)

Some stories are like favorite family vacation spots. They promise a certain kind of experience and, even though you've done it before, it doesn't diminish your enjoyment. On the contrary, the good-time guarantee is what keeps you coming back. The Netflix original series The Rain is a summer-vacation kind of story, familiar narrative territory with... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

After ardent recommendations from several friends, I finally read Leviathan Wakes. The initial impression validated all the praise, enthralling me with parallel storylines from two distinct perspectives. Joe Miller, a detective on the crime-riddled Ceres outpost, gets assigned a missing persons case that’s more complex than it seems. His early chapters read like Raymond Chandler... Continue Reading →

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