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How to Stop Time

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “For years now I had convinced myself that the sadness of the memories weighed more and lasted longer than the moments of happiness themselves. So I had, though some crude emotional mathematics, decided it was better not to seek out love or companionship or even friendship. ” How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, […]

Foundation’s Friends

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Some of you may now be saying that psychohistory was not what I made it out to be, and you will be right, in the way that most shortsighted minds are right. But it was, I hope, enough of what it had to be — a rallying cry against the irrational darkness that threatened […]

The Shape of Water

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I butter the man’s toast a lot.” The Shape of Water, released in 2017 Elisa is mute, and works with her friend Zelda cleaning at some facility. At her apartment, Elisa spends a fair about of time with her neighbour Giles, who’s an artist. Elisa discovers an amphibious creature being held captive at work […]

Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “The only thing that would make our lives better is if we had our own comedy special.” Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special, aired in 2016 Garfunkel and Oates would like to have a TV special. They decide to put on a show that will function as a fundraiser — if they make […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 11)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Not everything’s a puzzle, Murdoch. Sometimes people are just crackers.” — Inspector Brackenreid Murdoch Mysteries season 11, aired in 2017-18 William has been framed for murder, Julia has been kidnapped. and Inspector Brackenreid is missing. George, Henry, and Jackson have all been shot. The ones who are left must work together in secret to […]

Garfunkel and Oates (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “You know, I’m not really good at saying no when I don’t want to do something. That’s usually Riki’s job so, um, yeah, totally!” Garfunkel and Oates season 1, aired in 2014 Kate and Riki do a corporate gig, but it turns out the person who hired them is quitting. Riki tries dating a […]

Second Foundation

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “If a sizable group of human beings learned of  key details of the Plan, their actions would be governed by that knowledge and would no longer be random in the meaning of the axioms of Psychohistory. In other words, they would no longer be perfectly predictable.” Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, published in 1953 […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Guess it ain’t self explanatory, then.” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in 2017 Mildred’s daughter was raped and killed a year ago, and the police haven’t arrested anyone. In utter frustration, she rents 3 billboards that highlight the fact that the police, and specifically Chief Willoughby, haven’t arrested anyone. She even gets on […]

Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

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{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

La La Land

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{5/5} “No, Jamal. You be trippin’.” La La Land, released in 2016 Mia is trying to become an actress but so far her auditions aren’t going very well. Sebastian is a jazz pianist who keeps playing things his boss doesn’t want to hear and getting fired. Mia hears Sebastian play and thinks it’s amazing but […]