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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 Books of the Decade

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On January 3, 2020
The second decade of the twenty-first century is now concluded. Time marches ever forward, carrying us inexorably towards death. On the other hand: listsicles! I started keeping logs of my reading in 2003, so the teens are the first decade where I’m able to look at my entire reading history and sum it up. And […]
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[This is a reprint from my blog.] One interesting aspect of our current era of cinematic universes and mega-franchises is that the stories behind the scenes often feel more interesting, and more dramatic, than the ones on screen. I like most MCU movies, but I’d pay a lot more than a movie ticket’s price to […]

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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[The following is minimally spoilery for El Camino, though it discusses plot points from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. I think the comments should be considered a spoiler zone for all three works.] I came a little late to Breaking Bad. I think the first half of the show’s fifth and final season was […]

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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