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Amazon Prime’s Modern Love feels more like an Eight Part Play and it’s beautiful

Amazon Prime Modern Love Series Review

Amazon Prime describes this original as “An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column ‘Modern Love.’”

I’ve never read the column, and I’m not Romantic Comedy averse, but Modern Love is a much more elevated form of series, where the individual pieces work, but the overall message is clear, concise, and shouted at every angle.

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The film “Alice’s Restaurant” is an avant-garde snapshot of 1960’s counter-culture

You can see anything you want at Alices Restaurant

“Hi, howya doin? I’m Arlo Guthrie and you’ve probably listened to or heard about a thing called Alice’s Restaurant.“

That is the beginning of the narrative that is spoken at the start of the movie, Alice’s Restaurant, and also used as the trailer for the film as an explanation of what the movie is and how it is based on Arlo Guthrie’s song of the same name.

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What exactly is the Star Wars Book of Sith? An Answer in Review

Star Wars Book of Sith

What exactly is the Book of Sith? It’s not a novel but it’s also not a factbook. If anything it’s more akin to a collection of short stories, but not stories in the traditional sense. Rather the collective thoughts of several figures throughout the history of the Sith and the dark side. The book is published under the Legends banner, so it’s not considered canon.

The premise, for lack of a better word, is that great texts have been written over several thousand years, mostly by various Dark Side leaders and scholars…

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Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Primal” on Adult Swim is a brilliant and tragic piece of art

Genndy Tartakovsky Primal Cartoon Network Adult Swim

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal is beautiful in its diverse aspects of minimalism, the depth of the main characters, honest in its depictions of violence, with wondrously organic animation and well-directed no dialog communication. Simply put, all together, Primal is a work of art.

The show follows a caveman “Spear” and a Tyrannosaurus “Fang” brought together in the pilot episode by tragic circumstances…

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