Monthly Archives: September 2017

Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007) Review

Genre: science fiction, alternate history Rating: 9/10 Michael Chabon is generally seen as a mainstream author who is not afraid to dip his toes into genre fiction now and then. His masterwork The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay flirted … Continue reading

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Mother! (2017) Review

7.5/10 I suppose I should start this review with the director – Darren Aronofsky – and talk about how his movies are often uncomfortable at best, traumatic at worst. They also often have religious thematic material. mother! is a Darren … Continue reading

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It Comes at Night (2017) Review

7/10 The movie opens up with a chilling scene in which an old man is apparently suffering from a disease. It looks like the pox. His daughter is trying to ascertain if he is too far gone and eventually they … Continue reading

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Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle – The Mote in God’s Eye (1974) Review

Genre: Science fiction My rating: 8.5/10 The Mote in God’s Eye is a bit rough around the edges, especially when reading it in the 21st century. It features stock characters that seem picked right out of 1960s Star Trek. There … Continue reading

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It (2017) Review

7.5/10 When the remake of It was announced, it took me by surprise. Why It? Why now? But looking back at how this movie was given shape, and at certain trends in recent movies and series, it starts to make … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson – Words of Radiance (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Stormlight Archive 2 Pages: 1303 Starting Words of Radiance feels like returning to old friends. We have spent so much time – and so many pages – watching Kaladin, Shallan and Dalinar fighting their respective … Continue reading

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American Made (2017) Review

7/10 This is what Tom Cruise does best. Let him prance around in fancy shirts and sunglasses. Let him smirk at people, stare into their eyes and ask them to trust him. This is much better that what he got … Continue reading

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