Monthly Archives: December 2015

Notes on “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” intends to condemn the divorce laws of Israeli, yet it’s more interesting for the debate it poses between personal liberty and traditional authoritarianism. What is the last movie to put … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

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Burning Burns

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Listening to Meryl Streep impersonate the persnickety, dying-quail voice of Eleanor Roosevelt in Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” you get the sense that this is the role she’s been waiting to play since she … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Architecture and Color

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UR’s Philosophy and “The Evolution of Everything”

Fenster writes: Back here Blowhard Esq. summed up UR’s philosophy in a nutshell by quoting Frédéric Bastiat, which makes us classical liberals in economic matters I think.  I don’t object since that line of thinking is agreeable.  Plus, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Edwige Fenech

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: For my money, Edwige Fenech is to the ’70s what Bardot was to the ’60s: the preeminent sex queen of the European cinema. Admittedly, this is a crown she wears in my imagination only: the general … Continue reading

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Some Quick Thoughts on the New “Star Wars”

Sax von Stroheim writes: Uninspired action, a plot rehashed from Star Wars ’77 and Return of the Jedi, progressive signalling standing in for characterization (look, girl power!), a cynical trotting out of decrepit pieces of nostalgia to fulfill the audience’s … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things in 2015

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a nice bit of symmetry, three of my favorite albums from last year had sequels this year. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys gave us more retro rock n’ roll grooves with The Arcs’ Yours, Dreamily, Chavurches … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: America’s Foremost Public Intellectual

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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