Let’s Talk ‘Free Solo’ And The Editorial Spin Put on Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless’ Relationship

Update December 2019: They’re getting married! Good on ya, Sanni and Alex. ❤ Originally posted March 17, 2019 “Why do you want to do this? It’s a Totally. Crazy. Goal.” — Sanni McCandless Today I saw Free Solo for the umpteenth time. I use the word “umpteenth,” because the actual number is somewhat embarrassing. IContinue reading “Let’s Talk ‘Free Solo’ And The Editorial Spin Put on Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless’ Relationship”

‘Free Solo’ Shows Alex Honnold’s Extreme Difference

There’s a scene in Free Solo, the documentary about Alex Honnold’s phenomenal feat of scaling El Capitan without the aid of climbing ropes, where the audience gets a telling glimpse of his difference. It is a scene that seems to have nothing to do with climbing. Honnold and his girlfriend have just bought a new homeContinue reading “‘Free Solo’ Shows Alex Honnold’s Extreme Difference”

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Is Film School Material. It’s A Piece To Be Studied.

I almost didn’t see Bad Times at the El Royale because I heard it was violent. And a bit creepy. Those are two elements that don’t sit well with me — and it was enough to make me hedge a bit at the theater, where I opted for the safer — although undoubtably more boring — FirstContinue reading “‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Is Film School Material. It’s A Piece To Be Studied.”