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Goodbye, The Good Wife | Me & All My Friends Podcast on The Good Wife

Link to Podcast, in which Matilda Dixon-Smith, Will Kay and I talk about The Good Wife’s final episode, the season and show as a whole, and how much we loved… 10 more words


They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions. It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done.

That kind of silence isn’t just wrong.

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Essaying the top 100

I suppose videos like this are always tough to put together. Not only must you choose one film (just one!) as the best of each year, but you must then decide on a single shot from each film that not only epitomizes what makes the film so great, but you must also consider how the shots will flow together. 1,055 more words

Rants And Lists

Revisiting Roger Ebert's Clockwork Orange Review

Image Credit to Spielberg-orc.com

Earlier today, Matt Zoller Seitz paid tribute to the great critic Roger Ebert by choosing 13 of his best reviews on the anniversary of his death. 1,095 more words


"The crucial question of the modern novel is memory . . ."

The crucial question of the modern novel is memory—specifically, the tension between fiction and nonfiction, between the sharp-edged exclusivity of the contours of a finely crafted story and the loose-ended and associatively meandering and indeterminate formlessness of experience as captured (or trapped) in memory.

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Book of Job Redux -- "In the Heart of the Sea"

by Gabriel Valdez

There’s no way to put this simply or without making a really bad pun, but critics are missing the boat on “In the Heart of the Sea.” It’s too many films, they say. 1,147 more words


The Stevens on the State of the Game

In an earlier post — Soderbergh Raids the Ark — I shared Steven Soderbergh’s very revealing experiment in which he turned Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark  107 more words

Chapter 5