Author: Jordan

Episode 43: Dr. Lawrence Krauss Answers “Why Are We Here?”

The celebrated physicist, lecturer and author came by Deck 44 to talk about his latest book, “The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far: Why Are We Here?” and his ol’ classic “The Physics of Star Trek.” This is one of our best episodes yet, and one that you don’t need to know anything about Star Trek to enjoy. Listen and subscribe at — —...

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Films Seen 3/12 – 4/8

In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017), Roger M. Sherman, C- Drib (2017), Kristoffer Borgli, B+ Porto (2017), Gabe Klinger, B- The Most Hated Woman In America (2017), Tommy O’Haver, C I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (2017), Macon Blair, B- The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Niki Caro, C A Quiet Passion (2017), Terence Davies, A- Kong: Skull Island (2017), Jordan Vogt-Roberts, B King Kong (1977), John Guillermin, B The Unbelievers (2013), Gus Holwerda, C The Burmese Harp (1956), Kon Ichikawa, A- Bent (1997), Sean Mathias, B Tower (2016), Keith Maitland, A- Holy Air (2017), Shady Srour, B-...

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Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” a Lock for 2017’s top 10

You have no idea how good “Graduation” is. Well, that’s not true. If you’ve seen “Beyond the Hills” or “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” you know precisely how good it is. Go see this movie in the theater if you can, and feel its vise grip tighten around your soul. You can read more praise in my review at...

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The Boss Baby and our babyish boss

I wrote about “The Boss Baby” and the obvious connections to Mr. Donald J. Trump, who some say is the President of the United States. (Ha! Tell me another one!) Anyway, this was written rather quickly but there are a few zings. Check it out at...

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Lesser Known WWII Movies You Need To See

Pegged to the release of the not-very-good “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” I did a “10 Best List” for Guardian Film about lesser-known WWII movies that you should see. Just between us, I don’t much care for the “…You Haven’t Seen,” title. It invariably gets people writing, “hey, pal, I’ve seen four of these!” But that’s showbiz. I’m still abundantly proud of this list and, moreover, quite jazzed that my editors at the Guardian, Praise Be Unto Them, allow me to write about esoteric cinema. Of further note: in the approx 700 comments below (not that I’ve read them all) you’ll...

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Hoffman at Topps

I don’t know much about baseball, but I do understand slavish collector-ism. I was thrilled to co-author a recent cover story for amNY about the Topps Company (which was timed for “opening day,” in which we once again commit to the group delusion that baseball is fun.) Read more about it at...

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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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