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Chernobyl

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On June 7, 2019
Writing in the New Yorker, Masha Gessen takes HBO’s recently-concluded, and for the most part universally-lauded, miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster to task for failing to grasp Soviet power structures. Herein lies one of the series’ biggest flaws: its failure to accurately portray Soviet relationships of power. There are exceptions, flashes of brilliance that shed […]

Elsewhere

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On June 5, 2019

Some recent (and not-so recent) writing by me that LGM-ers might find of interest. Hey, remember Avengers: Endgame? It was the biggest movie of the decade, and then we stopped talking about it maybe t

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Steven’s thoughts are here. I’ll have many spoilery observations in the comments, but for now I’ll say that I thought for the most part it was as good a resolution as the show could have made to the quandary it set itself, within certain limitations that could (and should) have been avoided two or three […]
Brett Easton Ellis, as you may recall, wrote a book about how everyone is too sensitive these days and Moonlight shouldn’t have won the Oscar. I quoted heavily from Andrea Long Chu’s magnificently nasty review, which pointedly skewered not only Ellis’s arguments, such as they are, but his entire sad pose as a middle aged […]
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Links R’ Us

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On March 31, 2019
It’s been a week since Us, Jordan Peele’s brilliant, messy follow-up to Get Out, opened in theaters, and I think it’s time for the LGM commentariat to get their thinking caps on about it. Us is the sort of film that is almost as much fun to talk about as to watch, and the last […]
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