Ingrid Goes West, Social Media, and Looking in the Mirror

Recently I watched a skin crawlingly uncomfortable yet amazing indie film called Ingrid Goes West starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.  Plaza’s Ingrid is a lonely young woman most likely suffering from some sort of mental illness or break following the death of her mother.  She becomes obsessed with Olsen’s Insta-famous Taylor who seemingly lives …

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In a Darkened Theater…

Gun violence seems more prevalent than ever and as a result the pro-gun vs gun control argument seems louder than ever.  In my naïve and idealistic days I used to wish guns would just go away – that we could simply jettison them all into space.  In the wake of San Bernardino, the anniversary of …