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9/12/19
8:26 AM
27

Sounds like it’s an homage to Colonel Klink. Werner Klemperer was a survivor of Auschwitz, and only took the roll on the condition that the Nazis be made as ridiculously incompetent as possible. Taiki himself is of Jewish heritage.

9/12/19
7:27 AM
89

he even puts on the kid gloves with the Nazis, depicting them mostly as incompetent goofballs or neurotic drones—no more detestable, really, than Colonel Klink”

9/11/19
12:40 PM
6

Missed a bit of a trick in not casting Tatiana Maslany’s partner Tom Cullen as Tom Cullen.

9/11/19
12:32 PM
8

I’m convinced that “Colin Trevorrow” is the codename for a computer program that assembles movies out of cliches from other movies. So I’d say it’s less a “motif” than a “logical process.”

9/11/19
12:04 PM
12

It should be about people that come across some dinosaurs, and are at first fascinated and awed by them, then become increasingly frightened until they’re finally running away from said dinosaurs. They haven’t done one like that before, have they?

9/10/19
2:16 PM
30

Every writer and director who wants to make a biopic should be forced to watch Walk Hard at least 5 times before they’re allowed to proceed.

9/10/19
2:02 PM
33

Yep, there’s no demographic group closely associated with Judy Garland besides old people. [Puts finger to earpiece.] Who? Them? Oh, so that’s what “friend of Dorothy” means!

9/9/19
3:35 PM
12

I think this was an attempt by Trump to distract us from the fact that he attempted to bring the Taliban onto American soil days before September 11.

9/8/19
11:05 PM
9

Well I loved Brick. It’s only real problem is the budget didn’t stretch to good sound design so some of the dialogue is hard to hear. Putting noir in high school is no more bizarre than the free-wheeling plot of The Usual Suspects or the indestructibility of John Wick.

9/8/19
10:09 PM
28

Guess what, people in the 30s didn’t talk like noir archetypes either, it’s always been a narrative conceit.

9/8/19
9:49 PM
26

I haven’t seen Brick yet (it’s on my incredibly long list) but I’d always thought that was the point; the contrast and friction between the modern high school setting and the old-school 1930s noir style and dialogue.

9/8/19
7:39 PM
3

There’ve been off-brand X-Men before there were X-Men; just look at the 1953 Theodore Sturgeon novel More Than Human.

9/5/19
2:33 PM
5

I joined a conspiracy thread cause I love them but it was all “Obama is a Muslim” “trump is Jesus” and “this event was a black flag” and so I quickly unsubscribed. I just want to read about ghosts, aliens and the occasional jfk theory. 

9/5/19
2:28 PM
187

Hey all. Just wanted to drop in here and give a very sincere thank you to everyone who’s read the piece and everyone who’s commented below. I had to kind of talk myself into writing this, for a number of reasons, but I’m glad I did, and I’m deeply moved by the responses here—by those of you sharing your own

9/5/19
1:09 PM
3

The entire sequence of Susan and Mark investigating, their capture and Mark’s escape, and then the coup de grace of the second window scene, is the purest sustained terror King ever achieved. And he doesn’t let it pass either -- Mark does a bunch of brave and strong things (although nothing out of reach for a kid) but

9/4/19
4:11 PM
7

Its a well known fact that once a Katana is unsheathed, it can’t be put back until it tastes blood or an inflatable swimming pool.