Monthly Archives: May 2015

Untimely Movie Review: North by Northwest

After the bad taste in my mouth left by the subject of my last untimely review, I had rather high hopes for North by Northwest. It didn’t disappoint. North by Northwest is like a James Bond film, except if James Bond were … Continue reading

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David Letterman, Full Circle

I don’t know which fact is more surprising (depressing?): 1. David Letterman is older than Johnny Carson was when Carson retired. 2. I’m older than David Letterman was when he began hosting Late Night. When Johnny Carson aired his final Tonight … Continue reading

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A Last Word on Mad Men

I began to get worried at about 10:58. Realizing there wasn’t much time left in the series, I wondered how Matthew Weiner would be able to conclude Mad Men in a way that made sense and was true to the characters … Continue reading

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At the End, What Do We Make of Mad Men?

The “Mount Rushmore of ________” is a tired construct at this point, but still serves a decent enough purpose: Trying to winnow down a presumably deep category to its four best examples can be a worthwhile exercise. When I think … Continue reading

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