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The Outsider

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On January 28, 2020
The Outsider is a new HBO limited series, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Stephen King. Four episodes out of ten have aired. The story centers on small town police detective Ralph Anderson, who thinks he’s got a child murderer dead to rights when he arrests beloved teacher and baseball coach […]
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Jojo Rabbit

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On January 14, 2020
[This review was originally posted on my blog.] I’ve grown up with the Holocaust, and with fiction about the Holocaust. The tone and tenor of these stories has changed with my age, and with the people who exposed me to them—at school, for example, the emphasis was very much on bleak-yet-ultimately-inspirational stories of survival, usually […]

The Irishman

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On December 1, 2019

This isn’t a review of The Irishman, which I watched with my family last night. The short version is that I was rather unimpressed. As a filmmaking feat, it’s technically impressive (thoug

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