This contains posts that take a closer look at things I enjoy.

Reasons I write Noir #2: Max Payne’s American Dream

Through Max’s perspective the player realizes that no matter how quickly they play through the opening fifteen minutes–there is no way to save his wife or to stop the gun shot that silences an infant’s crying. And that’s the first fifteen minutes.

Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

I was a high school sophomore when I discovered the words film noir. Words that encompassed vast works of literature and film that still hold a special place in modern literature and … Continue reading Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness