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.

Movies I Watched in 2022

Film has largely lost its lustre for me over the past three years. I used to regularly review all the movies and series I watched, but lately, the effort hasn’t seemed worthwhile. Since I’m off for the holidays, I’m going … Continue reading

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Top 10 Beatles Songs

Classic Album Review posted the video The Beatles: Ten Greatest Songs. His top ten: This is far from my own Beatles top ten. As a child, I listened to the three albums in my father’s collection, Beatlemania, Beatles 65, and … Continue reading

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The Oscars are Dead to Me

The last time I saw an Oscar best picture was the 2010 film “The King’s Speech”, which was an OK film. Shutter Island and Inception were both far, far better. Since The King’s Speech, the only Oscar best picture that’s … Continue reading

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Gareth and Lynette – Chapter I

Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory is a collection of English versions of Arthurian legends written in the 1400’s. Many of them are based on the French Vulgate Lancelot cycle. Being in middle English, it is not an easy … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fajita Spice

I’m going to try making my own fajita spice, using the following recipe: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 0.5 teaspoon pepper This should make … Continue reading

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A Liberal Projects onto Conservatives (again)

According to Adam Serwer of the Atlantic, Elon Musk Isn’t Buying Twitter to Defend Free Speech. Does Serwer have a close personal relationship with Musk? How does he know that Musk is lying about his motivation? Conservatives on Twitter have … Continue reading

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Review of “The King’s Man”

* D The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman movies, the first of which was good fun, and the sequel entertaining, but mediocre. Unfortunately, the prequel is terrible. It serves as an origin for the Kingsman organization, and … Continue reading

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Review of “The Eternals” (spoilers)

* D Marvel’s third film of 2021, The Eternals, has just been released on Disney+. I went into it with low expectations, and it managed to fail spectacularly to meet them. This is certainly the worst Marvel film in the … Continue reading

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Turning Climate Change into a Losing Battle

‘Climate journalist’ Amy Westervelt claims that telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet, but they will fight for justice. She goes on to say that the climate emergency has clear themes with heroes and villains and that … Continue reading

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A Deranged Communist’s Climate Solution

Guardian columnist Zoe Williams writes At last I have good news on the climate crisis: all of us really can do something about it. What does she prescribe? People across the political spectrum broadly agree on the fundamentals and the … Continue reading

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