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(At Least) Eight Questions About Silver Linings Playbook
February 18, 2013 – 4:25 PM | 42 Comments
(At Least) Eight Questions About <I>Silver Linings Playbook</I>

Silver Linings Playbook is supposedly a story about two "crazy" people — Pat (Bradley Cooper), recently released from a correctional psych facility after beating his wife's lover severely; and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), whose guilty grief …

Film Fiber: Frenzy brings it all back home (and shouldn't)
February 2, 2013 – 12:02 PM | 15 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Frenzy</I> brings it all back home (and shouldn't)

(or, "Hitchcock Completism Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be")
Frenzy is adequate. It's not great; it's not quite good, even. Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film is miles better than the stillbirth that preceded it in his …

Out With The Crowd: "Look, it's hard to count to three, okay?"
June 21, 2012 – 10:04 AM | 10 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Look, it's hard to count to three, okay?"

With the "Theo agonistes" stories going around the baseball press in the last couple of weeks, it seemed like a good time to chat with a fan of the franchise St. Epstein is expected to …

Out With The Crowd: "Pure joy. Gone forever."
May 5, 2012 – 10:13 AM | 6 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Pure joy. Gone forever."

Welcome back to Out With The Crowd, and our first foray into the National League. Joining us is TN reader and Colorado fan Leigh Bingham; we discussed Jimenez v. Tulo, pantsless mascots, porous defense, and …

27/31: Jane Eyre and the art of getting to the point
December 28, 2011 – 12:01 AM | 19 Comments
27/31: <I>Jane Eyre</I> and the art of getting to the point

Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre is gorgeous — and savvy. Fukunaga and adapter Moira Buffini understand what everyone's come for, which is what everyone's come for since the nineteenth century: a woman who is …

TN Read-Along #13: Inside Scientology Discussion Thread
December 18, 2011 – 12:15 PM | 59 Comments
TN Read-Along #13: <I>Inside Scientology</I> Discussion Thread

William Poundstone is pretty good with a low-pH zinger. In Bigger Secrets, a book I've reread a hundred times thanks primarily to Poundstone's "…seriously?" prose, he gives this account of Scientology's handling of Hubbard's death:
Finally …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #13: Poll
November 8, 2011 – 10:29 AM | 17 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #13: Poll

It's that time again, boys and girls. We've got two books about religion from the last poll, plus a bunch of other goodies to choose from; celebrate Election Day by voting for our next book!
 

Return of the Street Fighter: Electric Chiba-loo
April 4, 2011 – 3:15 PM | No Comment
<I>Return of the Street Fighter</I>: Electric Chiba-loo

Before I get to the review proper, a quick explanation of why, after my recent dreadful trip to the Republic of Chibastan, I watched yet another Sonny Chiba movieā€¦
I have a handful of weird compulsions …

DVR Break-Up: The Real Housewives of New Jersey
August 24, 2010 – 2:54 PM | 7 Comments
DVR Break-Up: <I>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</I>

I should have dumped RHoNJ when Dina Manzo did. Dina's stated reasons had the whiff of bullshit — "I thought it would be a cute, funny look at our family," or whatever she said at …

Oscars 2010 Death Race
February 5, 2010 – 8:53 AM | 42 Comments

Welcome to The Tomato Nation Oscars 2010 Death Race, in which I will attempt to see all the nominees before Oscar night.Yes: all of them.Best Live-Action Short, prepare to be boarded.
"But that's crazy!Even Sarah wouldn't …