Monthly Archives: December 2018

Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Shockeroo. So segregation equals inclusion, do I have that right? Between July and September of this year, YouTube removed 58 million videos from its site. Genius French novelist Michel Houellebecq thinks Trump is “a good President.” “President … Continue reading

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Notes on “First Reformed”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “First Reformed” has cozied up to elite movie reviewers (to the extent that such still exist) through its surface resemblance to the films of Bresson and Bergman. In it they imagine they see an expression of … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Magnificent Ambersons”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: By turns lyrical and grotesque, and sometimes, unaccountably, both at the same time, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” despite its mutilated form, may be the great movie about the putrefaction of America. Its mutilated state plays into its … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: I had no time for Tucker Carlson V.1 (bowtie-wearing, neocon) but in the last few years I think he’s become amazingly good. In this recent talk with Dave Rubin, Tucker V. 2 gets a chance to let … Continue reading

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Notes on “About Elly”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “About Elly” uses the disappearing-woman device from “L’Avventura” but to a much different end. Where Antonioni uses it to comment on the modern condition, taking a quintessentially macro POV, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi uses it to … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Minds of Men”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Aaron and Melissa Dykes, who operate under the name Truthstream Media, are Alex Jones expats (they seem to regret the affiliation) who make videos about government cover-ups, conspiracy lore, and the like; they’re like Mulder and … Continue reading

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Is it Showtime?

Fenster writes: If you are anti-Trump you may well believe it is Showtime: time has finally run out on the Orange Man, and Mueller will crater the bastard real soon now. If you are pro-Trump, or at least anti-swamp, anti-Clinton … Continue reading

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