Extremely Brief Review: Russian Doll

Extremely Brief Review: Russian Doll

Russian Doll is probably Netflix’s best show (that’s actually by them, Dark is better) but it’s carried entirely by the premise and the lead’s charisma. Its seedy nihilism grates when you think about it for ten seconds. All these characters live for themselves and the...
Joker

Joker

I’m still thinking about Joker, almost a week after I saw it. It’s an interesting movie, with clear homages to Taxi Driver, King of Comedy, and other moody, gloomy New York pieces from the late 70s and early 80s. It also seems to owe a vague debt to True...

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

This book follows a friendship from its inception, at a middle school roller-rink party, until its end. Abby, the book’s protagonist, is a scholarship student with working poor parents in Creekside, South Carolina. Abby’s best friend, Gretchen, is from a well-heeled...

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