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Posts from the ‘movies’ category

shoplifters movie still


I didn’t want to forget to write about how much I enjoyed watching Shoplifters last night. Not since I watched Rafiki earlier this year have I been so impressed and touched by genuine emotion in a film. It’s so rare and it’s happened twice this year. I feel very lucky.

Reading Update

I randomly grabbed the next book from one of the two bins of books I brought along in the back of my pick-up and came out with Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer. Thanks to recommendations from my buddy Jason, who reads something like 300 books/year and often encouraged me to read when I badly needed that encouragement, which is to say my entire life until a couple of months ago, I’d read his previous Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I enjoyed them both very much so I was only slightly intimidated by this latest book’s 571 pages.