I just finished watching Season 2 of “The West Wing.” They killed off Mrs. Landingham which is good ’cause she was kinda redundant. But if I wanted to read into it (and “The West Wing” is, for the most part, good enough to want to read into) her death represents President Bartlett’s final severence with his New Hampshire past and his Clinton-esque legal troubles represent his wholehearted acceptance of Washington politics. I’m only 4 seasons behind, but I can’t wait for Season 3 to be released on DVD.
As you can see, 12/31 is just an ordinary night for Hoffman.
January 2, 2004
Family Nest (1979), Bela Tarr, C
July 19, 2008
Big Fan (2009), Robert Siegel, B+
July 19, 2009
Manic (2003), Jordan Melamed, C+
December 4, 2007
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.