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Little America

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On February 24, 2020
Little America is an Apple TV+ anthology series released last month. Based on the column of the same name in Epic Magazine, it dramatizes the true stories of immigrants in the United States in eight half-hour episodes. Stories range in time period from the 70s and 80s to the late teens, and focus on characters […]

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

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 […]
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