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The 82nd Oscars, Revisited

“THE OSCARS GOT IT WRONG!” – everybody, every fucking year. That statement, while incredibly simple and selfish, is always true. Whether the Oscars get it right or wrong is just, like, a matter of opinion, man. It’s different to argue … Continue reading

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Top Ten of 2014

My writing output and moviegoing diminished in 2014 for actual if slightly depressing reasons, but that will not deter me from telling you what were the best movies of 2014. More accurately, the best movies from February 2014 to February 2015. … Continue reading

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Under Review: Birdman

I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting to like Birdman. I’ll run through the previous films of its director, Alejandro González Iñárritu: Amores perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful. The conventional wisdom goes like this: “Well, Amores perros was cool and inventive, but man don’t the rest of these … Continue reading

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Under Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl is a perfect stylistic match for David Fincher’s brand of filmmaking, probably too perfect in fact. The risk with Fincher’s filmmaking, as always, is with storytelling. Fincher doesn’t write his own scripts, so the question is whether the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Boyhood

The summer has been a busy one for me—largely busy with soulcrushingly monotonous tasks. Instead of writing 2000-word blog posts, I spent May writing a couple 10,000-plus-word papers. Instead of going to the movies every few days, I spent June … Continue reading

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Can You Tell Me How to Make This Week’s New Yorker Cover Better?

There’s been a lot in the news this week, and while some stories have been just plain surreal (see any development in the Aaron Hernandez or Paula Deen sagas), others a have made me pretty goddamn proud to be an American. I’m … Continue reading

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Welcome.

Do you find that there’s not enough people talking about the niche subjects of movies and TV these days? Yeah, us neither, so we’re going to become the first people ever to start blogging about pop culture. Consequently, this blog … Continue reading

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