Month: July 2012

The Star Dwellers

I read this book in (basically) two sittings at the beach a few weekends ago. It was very entertaining. Somewhere crammed in its basic story of “accepting other life forms, man” is a wonderful diatribe about all that’s wrong with the education system today. Today being 1961....

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Films Seen 6/9 – 7/9

It’s been a month since I’ve updated on films I’ve seen. I haven’t seen a lot. Not by my standards. Maybe that’ll change soon, but probably not. I’m trying to read more. Of course, I haven’t read much either, unless email counts. Anyway, here’s what went down. Links go to published reviews. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Marc Webb, C+ Take This Waltz (2012), Sarah Polley, B- Ace Attorney (2012), Takashi Miike, D Monsters Club (2012), Toshaki Toyada, B+ Nameless Gangster (2012), Yun Jong-bin, A- Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2012), Te Sheng-Wei, B You Are The Apple of My Eye (2012), Giddens Ko, C+ Savages (2012), Oliver Stone, B- People Like Us (2012), Alex Kurtzman, B- Magic Mike (2012), Steven Soderbergh, B+ Ted (2012), Seth MacFarlane, B+ Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Timur Bekmanbetov, D- To Rome With Love (2012), Woody Allen, B That’s My Boy (2012), Sean Anders, B- Alps (2012), Yorgos Lanthimos, B- Kumare (2012), Vikram Gandhi, C- Unforgivable (2012), Andre Techine, B+ Gayby (2012), Jonathan Lisecki, B+ Thomas Jefferson (1997), Ken Burns, B Microcosmos (1996), Claude Nuridsany and Marie PĂ©rennou, A The King (1995), James Marsh,...

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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.

He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.

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