125 Writerly Posts Tagged review
Mostly SF&F movies, books, plus apps and gadgets.

Oct 9, 18 A Deepness in the Sky
Jun 8, 18 Comedic constipation and diarrhea
Apr 26, 18 Actually “so bad it’s good”
Feb 13, 18 Five Apple TV bugs that make this gadget hard to recommend
Feb 22, 17 That Controversial New MacBook Pro (Touch Bar): A pretty good review
Oct 9, 15 The Martian ★★★★★
Jun 22, 15 Golf clap for JayBird Bluebuds
May 19, 15 Game of Thrones stumbles (for the first time in ages)
Apr 17, 15 No Apple Watch yet: One deal-breaker to rule them all
Apr 6, 15 Still stuck with Adobe, because only Adobe exports well
Feb 17, 15 Tile review: meh
Sep 20, 14 Godzilla (2014) ★☆☆☆☆
Sep 20, 14 Honesty prevails
Sep 2, 14 Overcast’s Smart Speed: faster podcasts that don’t feel faster
Sep 2, 14 Hyperlapse
Aug 31, 14 Outlander: so far, so good
Jul 7, 14 The Sarantine Mosaic ★★★★☆
Apr 28, 14 Is an expensive waterproof jacket worthwhile? How I finally learned what I needed to know about hard shell jackets by accidentally buying a good one
Apr 24, 14 Like gecko feet!
Apr 13, 14 Sticker shock
Mar 22, 14 Blindness ★★★☆☆
Mar 22, 14 Riddick-ulous again ★★★☆☆
Mar 21, 14 Basis smartwatch review: It may have more sensors, but it doesn’t seem to do much with the extra data
Mar 2, 14 Enough Said ★★★☆☆
Mar 1, 14 The Abominable Science of the Cryptids
Feb 28, 14 Bogus Bose
Feb 28, 14 Fuck Bluetooth
Feb 14, 14 Ender’s Game ★★☆☆☆
Nov 17, 13 A less glowing OS X Mavericks review
Nov 7, 13 Adobe’s installers have made no progress
Oct 16, 13 Tomorrow, the world
Oct 1, 13 Fiction & Science Fiction in Ancient Rome
Sep 28, 13 Gamer ★★☆☆☆ Not much fun
Sep 28, 13 Admission ★★★☆☆ Well, I liked it anyway
Sep 25, 13 Marsbound etc ★☆☆☆☆
Sep 3, 13 Yet another Pebble review (but this one mentions things I didn’t read about anywhere else)
Aug 29, 13 Elysium ★★☆☆☆ Shallow & noisy
Aug 19, 13 Agora ★★★★☆ Inspiring then depressing
Aug 19, 13 Centurion & The Eagle ★★★☆☆ A pair of 2011 films about the 9th Legion
Aug 14, 13 Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, and when to worry about back pain
Jun 24, 13 Oz the Great & Powerful ★☆☆☆☆
May 9, 13 Gone Girl review
Apr 20, 13 Life on Earth: Dazzling interactive animations, and not much else
Apr 17, 13 Under Heaven
Feb 13, 13 The Sonic Hedgehog Gene
Jan 16, 13 Keurig Fail
Dec 24, 12 OS X’s LaunchPad: actually kind of great
Dec 20, 12 Mail search and “smart” mailboxes in Mac OS X Lion: the biggest promise and the biggest letdown
Dec 17, 12 Snow White and the Huntsman: under-rated high fantasy ★★★★☆
Dec 13, 12 Time Machine: still a janky mess
Dec 10, 12 So you think you want some AirPlay speakers
Nov 20, 12 I charged my phone with the sun!
Sep 30, 12 Dragon Dictate ★★☆☆☆
Sep 17, 12 Things 2 is amazing
Aug 29, 12 Wanderlust ★★☆☆☆ Rudd does Rudd
Aug 4, 12 Mountain Lion review in (26) bullet points
Jul 27, 12 More Prometheus mockery, more!
Jul 23, 12 Attack the Block ★★★☆☆ Maybe a little over-rated, but fresh and fun
Jul 14, 12 Prometheus ★☆☆☆☆ The Alien franchise sinks even lower still
Jul 12, 12 First Retina Mac
Jun 16, 12 Some people think Prometheus is a great film
Jun 11, 12 A wonderful Prometheus snark-a-thon
Jun 2, 12 A pretty darn harsh review of Coda 2
Mar 31, 12 iPad 3 ★★★★☆
Mar 28, 12 F.lux ★★★★★ Perfect little thing
Mar 22, 12 Talhotblond ★★★☆☆
Mar 15, 12 A 50-soak read ★★★★☆: Grammar book read exclusively in the hot tub over more than a year
Mar 13, 12 iOS iPhoto ★★☆☆☆ Cryptic, balky, unsynced
Mar 12, 12 Ponyo ★★★☆☆ Meh
Mar 4, 12 xScope ★★★★★
Mar 4, 12 Game of Thrones ★★★★☆
Feb 15, 12 Conan the Barbarian ★★☆☆☆Tedious!
Feb 5, 12 “Natural” beauty
Jan 30, 12 Apple’s Address
Jan 10, 12 Final OS X Lion review (shotgun) blast: a little bit of everything
Jan 10, 12 Micro-review of iOS 5: Stability has left the building
Jan 10, 12 Micro-review of iCloud: Better than its sucky predecessor
Jan 1, 12 Sherlock Holmes: ★★☆☆☆
Dec 28, 11 Some of Mac OS X Lion’s animations really miss the mark
Dec 25, 11 War Horse ★★☆☆☆ Spielberg at his mediocre worst
Dec 12, 11 Cargo review ★☆☆☆☆ Where’s the “smart,” exactly?
Dec 4, 11 Finder & Mail: Core apps that still suck in Mac OS X Lion
Nov 22, 11 The law of low tech standards
Nov 20, 11 Mac OS X Lion: An allegedly mature OS?
Sep 16, 11 The Ghost Brigades Review
Sep 4, 11 Troll Hunter micro-review
Jul 3, 11 Micro Review: Old Man’s War is pulpy fun from a fine writer
Jun 25, 11 Super 8 is about itself
Jun 25, 11 Now that’s how you make a villain! How X-Men First Class got it right (and Lucas got it wrong)
Mar 14, 11 Ebert rips Battle: LA a new one
Mar 13, 11 Monsters Mini-Review ★★★★☆ Moody and intriguing, but a bit boring
Mar 11, 11 I, Pad: The First Year
Dec 28, 10 Micro-review of The King’s Speech
Dec 15, 10 White hot hate for iPhoto 9
Dec 3, 10 Rage HD ★★★★☆ How do they get all those mutants in there?
Nov 20, 10 Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be ★★★★★
Nov 5, 10 Predators ★☆☆☆☆ A weak homage
Nov 5, 10 IMDb app micro-review
Oct 25, 10 Splice ★☆☆☆☆ Not-in-a-good-way creepy
Oct 3, 10 Book review (and my first ebook): An Oblique Approach, by David Drake & Eric Flint
Sep 25, 10 Evernote: all your text are belong to us