City of Truth

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Like many boys of my generation, I dreamed of becoming an art critic one day: the pure primal thrill of attacking a painting, the sheer visceral kick of savaging a movie or a poem. In my case, however, the dream turned into reality, for by my twenty-second year I was employed as a deconstructionist […]

Hidden Figures

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour.” Hidden Figures, released in 2016 Dorothy, Catherine, and Mary are three mathematicians who work at NASA in 1961. They happen to be black, and are not afforded all the same opportunities as their white colleagues. But it’s a time of change, and they’re all smart […]

Your Name

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

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{4.5/5} “I think you have realised that machines don’t forget, even if you do. I want you to listen to the sound of my voice, when I’m gone. My name is Hope. I want you to remember my words. These words are the only part of me that exists. Do not follow. Do not try […]

Gifted

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{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]

Firebase (volume 1)

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{3.5/5} “Objects were put in your path to shield you, put there to protect you at exactly the right moment, to shield you from the right piece of shrapnel. It’s almost as if life itself knew you were coming. The universe keeping you alive, saving you, as though it has a plan for you.” Firebase […]

Home Alone

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{4.5/5} “Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here alone? I don’t think so.” Home Alone, released in 1990 Kevin McCallister is 8 years old. His parents accidentally leave him home alone when they fly to Paris for the holidays. There are 11 kids between 2 families, and when they were counting […]

Blink

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{5/5} “When we leap to a decision or have a hunch, our unconscious is… sifting through the situation in front of us, throwing out all that is irrelevant while we zero in on what really matters. And the truth is that our unconscious is really good at this, to the point where thin-slicing often delivers […]

The Lego Batman Movie

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{5/5} “Gotham tower, this is MacGuffin Airlines flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17 000 pounds of C4, about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends. Request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world, over.” The Lego Batman Movie, released in 2017 Batman defeats […]

The Black Unicorn

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{4/5} “It had been necessary to become the Paladin in order to survive, and he had therefore done what was necessary. But the transformation had been a frightening thing, a shedding of his own skin, a crawling into someone else’s — someone or something.” The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks, published in 1987 Ben, Questor, […]