Made in association with Major League Baseball, Fastball
zeroes in on the most elemental of battles waged in the arena of
sports: the dynamic between a pitcher who throws a baseball as fast as
humanly possible and a batter who must react almost instantaneously.
Feeding the celebrity beast is the theme captured in The Bronze, an indie dramedy from director Bryan Buckley (2013 Best Live Action Short Film nominee for Asad),
from the poisoned pens of Winston Rauch and Melissa Rauch,
I have concluded that
the world of young-adult fiction follows a mind-numbing adherence to
pursuing projects rooted in the tried and true, the overly familiar and
the safest, least risk-averse course available.
I have always appreciated the fullness of
life that I could glimpse in others, especially women of a certain age.
Experience might have been the more important characteristic. Age was
merely the obvious signal I could recognize at a glance.