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Recently Rented Reviews: The Big Chill

For ten years or so, I have been making jokes about “The Big Chill,” completely undeterred by my lack of knowledge about the actual film. A small group of us sat in the living room and screened it, while behind us another small group played a raucous game of Texas Hold Them. In other words, it was a 4-D viewing experience.

Recently Rented Reviews: Goth Minister on Mamma Mia

(This is the second entry in a new feature where I review things I’ve recently rented, regardless of their actual release date, because I don’t care about timeliness or America or the future of cinema or whatever.  Today’s review is by guest columnist GOTH MINISTER.) I HabE SEEN A MUveeeeeeee.  It is quite a movie …

Mad Men Season 3 Episode 4: “The Arrangements”

This episode was all about unwanted gifts.  Gift-giving is often the most horrible thing in the world, because it is so psychologically fraught.  The things you choose to give people reveal a lot about what you actually think about them, and that is stressful as heck.  Also stressful as heck is trying to figure out …

Mad Men Season 3 Episode 3: “My Old Kentucky Home”

Does anybody really enjoy parties?  No – let me rephrase that – does anybody really enjoy the beginning and middle of parties?[1] The start of a party is always awkward, filled with obligatory introductions and desperate foraging for small talk.  After you’ve settled in, there’s the necessity of “mixing” – of making sure that you …