Category Archives: Reviews

If I Was In LA, California Plottin’

Here’s 1000 words I wrote on Inherent Vice, my favorite 2014 film. There’s a lot more to say, but, this is a fun start.  Plot is the best and worst part of cinema, and Paul Thomas Anderson knows it. On … Continue reading

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Chewing on Good Serial

I, like many others in Whitbread, NPR-Hooked Americaland, recently finished listening to a podcast called Serial. I’m not going to bore you by recalling what the show is or what it’s about, mostly because you can find out about these … Continue reading

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Ride Nemec’s New Wave

“Diamonds of the Night” begins with breathtaking swiftness. Sharp gunshots echo in the distance as two unidentified young men scramble, half-running, half-crawling, up a hillside. We hear nothing but gunshots and breathless panting as they head into the woods for … Continue reading

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Review of Three Milos Forman Czech New Wave Classics

Cheswick, sporting an exaggerated frown like a stubborn toddler, stands and interrupts a group therapy session in a fleeting impulse of civil disobedience. “May I have my cigarettes please, Nurse Ratched?” Ratched juts out her jaw, widening her fiery eyes: … Continue reading

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Review of “Honeymoon” and “Beauty In Trouble”

Review of two films by director Jan Hrebejk and writer Petr Jarchovsky. Read here.

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“The Conjuring” Review

“The Conjuring” is a direct and unapologetic Haunted House film. Regardless of James Wan’s opinion on the actual existence of paranormal activity—it seems that Wan is a curious paranormal agnostic at the very least, or (a cynic would suggest) impersonating … Continue reading

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“House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1: ‘Chapter One'” Review

Reposted from the Washington Square News. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other. -“Macbeth”, Act 1, Scene 7 The first scene of David Fincher’s House … Continue reading

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