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Jane

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]

Stranger Than Fiction

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous, act would result in his imminent death.” Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2006 Harold Crick, an IRS agent, starts hearing a voice narrating his life, which is fairly annoying. He’s auditing a baker who he’s attracted to. When the voice mentions that Harold is going […]

A Quiet Place

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Who are we, if we can’t protect them?” A Quiet Place, released in 2018 After an apocalypse, a family lives on a farm with no one else around. They forage for useful items, they play games. But they can’t make any sounds at all because monsters kill anything that makes a sound. Tragically, that’s […]

The Big Sick

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Hey, can we have an awkward hug before we part forever?” The Big Sick, released in 2017 Kumail is a stand-up comic and he meets Emily at one of his gigs. They hit it off right away and start dating. Things are going really well but Kumail is worried because his family insists that […]

Sense8 (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Whatever you do, child, do not let it be at the cost of your beautiful heart.” Sense8 season 2, aired in 2016-18 Lito takes his boyfriend to a premiere and finds that people want to talk about his relationship rather than his movie. Wolfgang comes across a sensate from another cluster who BPO isn’t […]

Sense8 (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Impossibility is a kiss away from reality.” Sense8 season 1, aired in 2015 Eight people from around the world suddenly become mentally linked, in a way that eventually allows them to help each other by briefly taking their place in order to do something they can do better. Capheus is a bus driver in […]

The Incredibles

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “You always always say be true to yourself, but you never say which part of yourself to be true to!” The Incredibles, released in 2004 After superheroes getting sued a bunch of times, they hang up their capes and lead regular lives. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are married with 3 kids when someone from […]

Star Trek: Sarek

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Amanda Grayson Sarek possessed great strength, fortitude, and courage: the strength to survive a world that poses great hardships for outworlders; the fortitude to endure the suspicion and distrust in which humans were frequently held; and the courage to forever alter the way Vulcans view the people of Terra. She changed us, not through […]

Gotham (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “An invitation? After I killed your father’s last remaining loyalists? Perhaps you overestimate the pleasure of your company.” Gotham season 4, aired in 2017-18 The Penguin has made a deal with the Commissioner and the Mayor — criminals with “licenses” will be ignored by the GCPD. Jim isn’t happy about this but Harvey asks […]

The Good Place (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Tahani — it’s such a pretty name. My name is super boring. Gen. Which is short for hydrogen. Which was the only thing in existence at the time when I was born.” The Good Place season 2, aired in 2017-18 When Eleanor deduced that they were in the Bad Place, Michael erased their memories […]