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Absalom, Absalom! Review

Absalom Absalom Review and Analysis

Stories, legends, mythologies; retellings of tales or recountings of actual events; historical fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, sci-fi… all have their origins in an original and real moment in time. It could be as far back as Biblical history or Gilgamesh, where an actual flood was likely recounted from generation to generation until it appeared as …

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His House Movie Review

His House Movie Review

Bol and Rial, a recently arrived refugee couple from South Sudan, have finally been accepted for probational asylum and are given a home. Their first few days are spent trying to assimilate and they are simply excited to have escaped their war-torn country despite the less-than-standard living conditions they’ve been given. As they become settled, …

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The Wire Seasons Ranked

The Wire Seasons Ranked; and Final Thoughts on the Series

The Ranking The Wire seasons ranked from worst (but still great) to the best. These rankings and final thoughts will contain MAJOR SPOILERS, so skip the explanations and read the titles if you just want to know my ranking. But be careful not to spoil it for yourself. #5: Season 2 The Wire Season 2 …

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The Wire Season 5 Review

The Wire Season 5 Review

Introduction The Wire Season 5 premiered on HBO in 2008 and marked the final ten episodes of the series. In it, the investigation of Marlo and crew continues; however, with little funding going into the police department, the manpower and technology that the investigators need are not available. McNulty takes it upon himself to manipulate …

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Do the Right Thing analysis

Do the Right Thing Analysis

In 2019, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman lost the Best Picture award to Green Book. Whether or not Lee’s film deserved the award more than other films that year is obviously debatable, but its loss to Green Book struck me as both ironic and telling based on the current events at the time. I decided to rewatch …

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Go Tell It on the Mountain Review

Go Tell It on the Mountain Review

Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) was activist and author James Baldwin’s debut novel. It is written as a bildungsroman following the young main character John as he deals with his abusive step-father (Gabriel), his questioning of religion, and his self-discovery about his homosexuality. It also takes time to catalog and tell the stories …

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The Wire Season 4 Review

The Wire Season 4 Review

Introduction The Wire Season 4 premiered on HBO in 2006. It continued the stories of the past seasons, following Carcetti into his mayoral campaign, Bunny into his post-police life, and a variety of other old characters from Bubs to Omar to the BPD cast. This season introduces a new element as well: a group of …

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The Wire Season 2 review

The Wire Season 2 Review

The Wire Season 2 premiered on HBO in 2003. While it still followed the drug dealers and users from the previous season (see review of season 1 HERE), its main focus is now on the same investigators and a series of crimes that occur in the ports of Baltimore. It also observes the lives and …

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