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.

Denying Guilt Proves Guilt?

The CBC has a new article titled How to spot a pattern of denials in the #MeToo movement. This article seems to make the astonishing claim that denying one’s guilt is actually evidence that one is guilty. Yes, the progressives … Continue reading

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Censorship, gab.ai, and the Blockchain

Forbes has an article commenting on The Alt-Right’s Favorite Social Network Gab’s Plan To Use Blockchain To Make Itself Indestructible. I’ll comment briefly on the hypocrisy of blaming Gab for the comments of its users while giving Google, Facebook, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Mercury Rising”

* * C Mercury Rising is a mediocre thriller about an idiot savant, Simon Lynch (Miko Hughes), who is able to break a top secret US military code. When the NSA man in charge of the code, Lt. Col. Nick … Continue reading

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Review of “A Wrinkle in Time”

C I read A Wrinkle in Time in high school. It was a decent young adult fantasy. The Disney film attempts to capture it’s air of wonder and dark fantasy in bringing it to the screen, but manages to produce … Continue reading

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Meritocracy is not Sexism

Canadian Donna Strickland has one the Noble prize for physics. Instead of celebrating, the CBC’s Emily Chung laments that the Rare Nobel Prize win by a woman is a ‘stark reminder’ of sexism in physics. Is she implying that Strickland … Continue reading

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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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