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  • Vice



    I found the first half insufferable. I know rules are meant to be broken, but McKay should have listened to the old wisdom about showing rather than telling, particularly through voiceover. There is no nuance or artistry here, to the point that I wondered what exactly I was meant to get from this that I couldn’t get from the numerous books and documentaries that have been made about Cheney.

    The second half is a bit more interesting, because McKay actually…

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace


    There’s always a trace. Always.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some initial thoughts. Be warned: spoilers abound.

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