8sails fans will of course have noticed that updates – and most new content uploads – ground to a halt in early May. I’ll spare you the long explanations. For now suffice it to say that I’m working to get everything back on track. Part of the effort will involve simplifying the record-keeping side of the site, reducing indexes and updates to weekly updates on this blog.
Though reviews didn’t flow as freely as they have in years past, guest critic K. Alexander and I did write a few up. Here’s everything between the start of May and the end of December.
Baseball and civil rights: what’s not to love? I wish this movie had been made just a few years later, when meandering scriptlessness wasn’t quite so in vogue. Writing aside, this is a charming tale of a barnstorming baseball team’s attempts to make a living and have some fun in the days before Jackie Robinson. Worth seeing