The NBA Book Canon

Okay, I am cheating here. This is a film and television website/blog. BUT HEAR ME OUT. NBA books are the essentially this long informal serialized series that reminds me of A Song of Ice & Fire (only if they were written better than what Martin puts out). The Palace Intrigue dynamic is just electric. The catty drama is insane. So, in honor of the  HBO ’80s Lakers Series that is inspired by Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, I figured I would begin this project.

(Now, amusingly enough, said book on the Lakers is not now, nor scheduled to be included. It is frankly quite mid. As you will see, a single volume on a franchise meant to cover many years is often an inadequate combination.)

***LIKE ALL LISTS ON THIS WEBSITE: THIS LIST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED AS I READ MORE NBA HISTORY***

 

Continue reading The NBA Book Canon

Ranking the Hollywood Oral History Books

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT THAT WILL BE SPORADICALLY UPDATED AS NEEDED

Hollywood oral history books are getting cranked out fairly quickly right now relatively speaking. I like reading them because they are mostly easy to read and fascinating regardless of how good they are.

Future Updates: Twin Peaks, Top of the Rock

13. Game of Thrones: Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon

Continue reading Ranking the Hollywood Oral History Books

4 Takeaways from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Evil billionaire, Jeff Bezos, wanted “his Game of Thrones” and spent a billion dollars or whatever on this Lord of the Rings show. So obviously it does seem unethical to watch this show.

Between that dynamic and being a big fan of Peter Jackson’s LOTR film adaptations (but definitely not the Hobbit films) and an admirer of Tolkien in general, it seemed like I was just gonna pass on this show altogether. Life is simply too short.

Alas. I could not help myself. Continue reading 4 Takeaways from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Ranking the Noah Baumbach Films

 

Still Need to Watch: Mistress America, White Noise

Still Need to Rewatch: Greenberg

Noah Baumbach has evolved over the last three decades into one of the best modern writer/directors in the United States. He knows his voice. He knows his lane. He knows what he knows. And he does it all very well.

Continue reading Ranking the Noah Baumbach Films

Ranking the Game of Thrones Seasons

Game of Thrones was a genuine cultural phenomenon. Given how badly it ended, you might forget there was a point when it was perfectly fun genre television. I would even say it’s worth going back and watching some of it. Find out which seasons were worth the time. Continue reading Ranking the Game of Thrones Seasons