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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

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Best TV of 2019

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On December 31, 2019
Since Simon and Erik have been kind enough to share their books and music faves from the year, I’ll do the same with my TV favorites. 2019 has felt like a weird year in pop culture—all those megafranchises winding down or at least taking a pause—and TV has felt the most affected. More than a […]
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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 (though the vaunted de-aging technology just makes the characters look like they spent thirty years being middle-aged), but also an overlong, self-indulgent slog that […]
A year ago today, I went to get a flu shot and inadvertently kicked off a medical odyssey that took up nine months of my life and ended up requiring surgery. It also gave me a more comprehensive view of the Israeli medical system, and I thought I’d write up my experiences and hopefully give […]

Elsewhere

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On October 7, 2019

Some writing I’ve published recently on my blog and on other sites that might be of interest. I reviewed James Gray’s Ad Astra, which seems to have faded away rather quickly but which I fo

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