Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Review of “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”

 * * C Benicio Del Toro is back as Alejandro, a lawyer turned sicario (hit man) after his family was killed by the Mexican drug cartels. This time around, his CIA handler, Matt Graver (Josh “Thanos” Brolin) has been given … Continue reading

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Review of “The Accountant” (mild spoilers)

* * * B The Accountant stars Ben Affleck as autistic accountant Christian Wolff. When he is hired by Lamar Blackburn (John “Trinity” Lithgow) to look into an anomaly in the books discovered by Dana Cummings (Anna “Jessica” Kendrick), people begin … Continue reading

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Is Marriage Doomed?

A new article from Bently University claims to tell us Why Millennials Refuse to Get Married, without actually doing any such thing. Millennials are saying no to traditional marriage in record numbers…and that’s not all. In Western culture in the … Continue reading

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Review of “The November Man”

* * C Pierce “Bond” Brosnan is former CIA agent Peter Devereaux. He is reactivated to bring in an old flame who has learned a secret about Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski), a man destined to become the next Russian president. … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Twitter Trolls?

Salon has an article called The Intellectual Dark Web conservatives fear in which it claims that anonymous Twitter accounts calling out right-wing media are the real Intellectual Dark Web. Sounds like whistling in the wind to me. If you read the article, … Continue reading

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Review of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (mild spoilers)

* * * B Considering the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story lost more than 85 million dollars, it was actually pretty good. I agree with critics that it got off to a shaky start, but the first act … Continue reading

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Review of “Safe House”

 * * * B Safe House is a spy thriller involving a bored CIA agent, Matt Westin (Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds), in charge of a safe house in South Africa is suddenly plunged into danger when renegade agent Tobin Frost (Denzel … Continue reading

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