Monthly Archives: November 2015

Film Review: Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult, Jason Reitman’s 2011 directorial effort, is one of those comedies that isn’t exactly a comedy. Sure, there are laughs to be had, but they’re very uncomfortable laughs, forced out as our heroine Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) plunges her … Continue reading

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State of the Blarg: November/December

[ADDENDUM 11/19/15: Ferretbrain is back up, along with all my material. Please disregard most everything in this post go about your business.] Hey there, everyone. I was originally planning on presenting my thoughts on Rites of Spring, Modris Eksteins’ classic … Continue reading

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Spooktober/Warvember Reading: Baltimore

I’ve cooled on SF critic John Clute over the years, but there are a few elements of his thought with which I am still in concordance. Chief among these is his discussion of the First World War’s impact on fantastic … Continue reading

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