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Leaving the Industry of Cool

I still remember the day I arrived at college my sophomore year. I had run into a friend who used to work on the humor magazine with me. He was a hipster, the kind of hipster that would swear at you if you called him one but still lived the lifestyle. That summer I had really gotten into Jens Lekman, a pretty cool Swedish singer-songwriter. I asked him whether he had heard of him, and I still remember his response, “Oh yeah, that was cool…

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The other day, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz wrote a fascinating piece in the New York Times breaking down Google search results by the minute. Who knew so many people in Japan use their lunch break to search for travel deals? There were some glaring absences. For example, anything to do with movies. What time of day do people search for The Godfather? The answer is nine p.m. That’s prime movie viewing time for me too. How about screenwriting? There’s a huge peak at 7:08 p.m., which is…

Quickie Review: Love and Mercy

It is a very rare thing that the band you love becomes the biopic you love. Walk the Line didn’t live up to the myth of Cash, Ray was underwhelming. But Love and Mercy, a new biopic based on the life of Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, comes close. Its only flaw may be that it’s too reverent, trying too deeply to redeem the soul of Brian Wilson by glossing over his lesser virtues. Brian Wilson fits the model of tortured genius, one…

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Pet Peeves 2014

Believe it or not, this is the fifth year I have blogged a roundup of my favorite pet peeves. I guess this counts as a tradition, one of the very few I keep. That’s actually a little sad. Without dwelling too long on that, here they are. Per usual, add your own pet peeves in the comments! 1. “You have to use the website.” This is my new favorite customer service response. But why would I call customer service in the first place if I…

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Quickie Review: Birdman

Birdman is a movie that soars, flying somewhere between reality and fantasy, genius and overwrought art house film. It is also the best film I have seen this year. Director Alejandro Iñárritu tells the story of washed up action hero Michael Keaton, ahem Riggan Thomson, whose attempt at a comeback, a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story, continuously teeters toward chaos. First, one of the principals is hit by a falling light during the final week of previews, and, worst, replaced with Mike…

Quickie Review: The Hundred Foot Journey

I had high expectations. After all, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, the closest we have to secular pop culture parents, produced this. It stars Helen Mirren, one of my favorite actors, and as close as Britain comes to Meryl Streep. So why did I find this restaurant-themed immigrant story so flat? It’s a promising premise. An Indian family helmed by the proud widower Papa, (Om Puri), sets up shop in a town in the South of France dominated by the Michelin starred and very staid…

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