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My [Definitive] Best Of 2014 (Movies, Books, & TV)

One friend challenged me to read fifty books this year; another asked me what my movie-to-book ratio was- said there was no way I actually read that many books with the movies I review regularly. So this year, I kept … Continue reading

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Interstellar: Nolan Makes 2001 Contact With Final Frontier (Movie Review)

Watching the nearly three-hour experience that is Chris Nolan’s Interstellar, I expected to be bored, even sleepy. But while it was often bogged down by discussions of detailed science that may or may not be real, and which would certainly have … Continue reading

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True Detective Ep. 8: Brothers In Arms (TV Review)

Matthew McConaughey should win another Oscar. It’s too bad he’ll have to settle for an Emmy, as long as folks don’t forget about True Detective by then. In the vein of other gritty cable shows like The Wire, Banshee, The Bridge, and The Killing, True Detective takes … Continue reading

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True Detective Eps. 5-6: Descent Into Darkness (TV Review)

The fifth and sixth episodes of HBO’s True Detective are dark. Granted, the whole series is dark, so it’s almost as if showrunner Nic Pizzolatto is redefining what darkness looks like. Sure, we’ve already taken the dark to the level of a … Continue reading

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True Detective Eps. 1-2: If Faulkner Had Done Criminal Procedures (TV Review)

HBO’s latest miniseries isn’t set in some medieval realm of fantasy and fire, but instead, the world of the dirty Louisiana bayous. Detectives “Rust” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) tackled a ritualistic serial killer in 1996, and … Continue reading

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