Archive | February, 2012

Brief Review: The Sun Also Rises

I think The Sun Also Rises is the book that aspiring writers should read at age 19 or 20. I was in Europe on a train from Paris to Brussels with the pastoral landscape sweeping by; suffice to say, it was a three-dimensional book at the time. (The story takes place in Spain, but every […]

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Brief Review: Waiting For Godot

I wish Twitter had just three mandatory boxes for information: Name, Occupation, Liked/Did Not Like Waiting for Godot. No longer would I have to sift through three days of tweets to make my irrelevant decision on whether or not to follow them. (Self-awareness point.)  Barney Stintson has his Lemon Law, I have the Godot Guide. […]

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Brief Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God

I’ve read a bit of African-American literature, but not enough for Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Skype me. I’ve seen a few black movies, but not enough for Spike Lee to give me a fist bump. I clarify myself because any time a white man endeavors to make a “Best Of” list for black art, […]

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The Intentional Errors of Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino is a maddening director. His cinephilia is more well-documented than his movies themselves, and if you haven’t read about his humble movie store origins, you need only to watch his allusion-packed movies to love him or hate him.  His movie obsession, which comprises most of his movies anyway, does bring a potential problem: […]

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About the Author

Chris O'Toole (Colorado State '12) is pursuing a Screenwriting MFA at Chapman University. He has worked for Livestrong, CBS, Examiner and other publications. Love, hate, and job offers can be sent to: chris@o2lsports.com