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American Midnight, by Adam Hochschild

I don’t know why I add my 2 cents to every book and movie I read or see, because there’s so many people out there doing the same and it’s sort of pointless. But one things this book and author … Continue reading

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Troilus and Cressida, by Shakespeare

I attended a fairly famous production of this play in the summer of 1981 but I can’t find any information about it online. It offended hordes of people because the director staged it like an S&M fever dream, with Achilles … Continue reading

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Rights. Immunity. By America and various other naive democracies.

There are no such things as rights. No one is born with rights. A baby doesn’t have a right to be born and an elder person doesn’t have a right to compassionate care. You don’t have the right to read, … Continue reading

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Trust, a Game of Greed.

I wouldn’t normally write about something as stupid as a television show. I’m sympathetic to Elaine in Seinfeld who told Russell (the president of NBC) that he was “part of the problem.” But this show is so incredibly stupid and … Continue reading

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May December, by Todd Haynes

Many people don’t know this, but it is not legal or possible for an underage child to give consent. They can say they wanted the relationship. They can say they wanted the sex. But legally, they do not have the … Continue reading

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Here We Are, by Stephen Sondheim and others.

This is being touted as Stephen Sondheim’s last musical, but it is not. The last musical he wrote which reached Broadway was Assassins. He wrote another musical which was called Road Show out of town and Bounce when it made … Continue reading

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The Zone of Interest, by Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Martin Amis

I’m not sure if they actually released a movie poster for this film, but this seems to be at least a poster for the movie when it played at Cannes. I’m not a Martin Amis fan so I have not … Continue reading

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Saltburn, by Emerald Fennell

Another outsourced review of The Times by Wesley Morris gave this a terrible rating, and boring. It is anything but. As I wrote about when doing my own review of Promising Young Woman, the question the writer is asking (of … Continue reading

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Coriolanus

I don’t think it’s necessary to add who wrote this. This version was very helpful in that half of the book is the Oxford World’s Classics essay about the play. The play itself only takes up about less than half … Continue reading

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The Mandate

At first this post was about the British Mandate of Palestine and how Israel was created out of it after the second world war. But I decided that with all the various problems and opinions flying around, that it’s probably … Continue reading

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