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Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Love crime: Hannibal, “The Wrath of the Lamb”

Thus, neither of us is alive when the viewer sees this episode.  But while the blood still throbs through my writing hand, you are still as much part of blessed matter … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

programming note, heartbreak edition

Okay, not actual heartbreak.  Not for me, anyway.  Just a note for you Fannibals: as we all know, NBC tried to bury the latter half of season three by moving it … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Slap Shot

34/52: A movie someone told you to see  Recently – I don’t remember why – I asked my boyfriend what he considers to be the greatest sports movie.  It’s sort … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

The hunger: Hannibal, “The Number of the Beast is 666”

“The Number of the Beast is 666,” as its solemnly biblical title indicates, explores the theological and thematic questions of Hannibal in far greater breadth and depth than any previous episode.  Todd … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

2015 Movie Challenge: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

33/52: A movie directed by a woman The very title carries with it a particular dread, a particular beginning to a story everyone knows: a girl walks home alone at … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

whirlwind roundup

Oh, hi!  Remember me?  I used to update this thing much more frequently, and with much more content.  I’ll be able to return to that soon, I promise. 1) The … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

In too deep: Hannibal, “And the Beast from the Sea”

Even the laziest student of literature, art, or psychology knows that the sea has come to symbolize the unconscious.  As life on earth would be impossible without the vast, mysterious … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · 1 Comment