Kim’s Convenience (season 1)

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “‘Every day, Appa is looking out the window. You know what he looking for?’ ‘Illegally parked Japanese cars?’” Kim’s Convenience season 1, aired in 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Kim came from Korea years ago and they own a convenience store in Toronto. Mrs. Kim sometimes volunteers at their church. Their son Sung was kicked out […]

DaCapo Choir’s “White Lights in Darkness”

Posted on November 4th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “White Lights in Darkness.” Here’s the program: Hear My Prayer — Leonard Enns Amen — Henryk Gorecki White Lights in Darkness — Lavinia Kell Parker At Sunset — Jeff Enns+ My Song — Ivo Antognini In Sweet Music — David Archer Hymn to St. Cecilia — Benjamin Britten “Gloria” […]

In Plain Sight

Posted on November 4th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} In Plain Sight, aired in 2016 In the 1950s in a small town in Scotland the residents are shocked to find that women are being murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, and Detective William Muncie knows who it is. It’s Peter Manuel, who has previously been in prison for robbery. Muncie is unable […]

Jack Ryan (season 1)

Posted on November 4th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “They’re all bad guys, buddy. Nice guys don’t know about smuggling refugees out of Turkey.” Jack Ryan season 1, aired in 2018 Jack Ryan is an analyst at the CIA who has identified someone who calls himself Suleiman who might be the next Osama bin Laden. He comes to this conclusion by following the money. His […]


Posted on November 3rd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “I admire your conviction, Silver, but your pallid complexion concerns me.” Okja, released in 2017 Mija and her superpig Okja have been inseparable for the last 10 years. Now Mirando, the company that genetically engineered superpigs, is taking Okja back. The whole point of superpigs, according to Mirando, is for them to be food […]

About Time

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Don’t call too often. Your mother doesn’t like to be disturbed.” About Time, released in 2013 Tim had a relatively normal childhood, but when he turns 21 his father tells him something astonishing — the men in the family can travel through time. Tim thinks he’s joking at first but when he tries it […]

Next Gen

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

{4/5} “What a team we make. A broken robot and a broken little girl.” Next Gen, released in 2018 Mai is a teenager who is always angry. Her mom pays more attention to her robot than to her, and her dad is gone. She comes across a robot that’s different than others — it seems […]

Cloud Atlas

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

{5/5} “I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.” Cloud Atlas, released in 2012 In 1849 an escaped slave stows away on a boat, revealing himself to a lawyer who he believes is a good man — unbeknownst to the lawyer, his doctor is trying to kill him to get his money. In 1973 a […]


Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Marie Claire thought he spent too much time on his smartphone (and not enough listening to her fret about Maeve), Kathleen thought he was too rich and good-looking to still be single and therefore had to be hiding something, and even Maeve, who usually sided with Briddey in family debates, had made a face […]

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

Posted on October 28th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “‘Easy way to remember: blue is glue.’ ‘And when it’s red?’ ‘Dead.’” Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, released in 2011 An IMF team breaks Ethan Hunt out of a Russian prison, but while they’re on their next mission part of the Kremlin is destroyed and the IMF is blamed. Ghost protocol is invoked, which […]