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{"content":{"id":1147,"title":"The Tombs Of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3bf.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis is one of the greatest things I've ever read in my life.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-03-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-23T18:57:50.000Z","updated_at":"2020-02-23T18:57:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fantasy\"\u003efantasy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Tombs Of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin


This is one of the greatest things I've ever read in my life.

{"content":{"id":1038,"title":"The Addams Family (1991)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/37a.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe greatest remake of all time.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-19T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-21T23:29:14.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-21T23:29:14.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=grey\"\u003egrey\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=black\"\u003eblack\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Addams Family (1991)


The greatest remake of all time.

{"content":{"id":984,"title":"Bojack Horseman - Season 4","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/34a.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nProbably the absolute high-point of one of the best shows ever made. Can you believe that nobody won an award for this? Not even Wendie Malick?\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-20T03:02:00.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-20T03:02:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Bojack Horseman - Season 4


Probably the absolute high-point of one of the best shows ever made. Can you believe that nobody won an award for this? Not even Wendie Malick?

{"content":{"id":983,"title":"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/349.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI didn't think I'd like this, but I gave it a chance anyway, because I'd heard a lot of good things and \u003ca href=\"https://sananab.ca/posts/361\"\u003eJen Kirkman\u003c/a\u003e is one of the writers. I'm glad I did watch it, because it was pretty much perfect. Even when it was bad, it was good.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-20T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-19T04:06:32.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-19T11:05:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_fifties\"\u003ethe_fifties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season One


I didn't think I'd like this, but I gave it a chance anyway, because I'd heard a lot of good things and Jen Kirkman is one of the writers. I'm glad I did watch it, because it was pretty much perfect. Even when it was bad, it was good.

{"content":{"id":971,"title":"Hell Or High Water (2016)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/341.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nSurprisingly good neo-western. Probably the best western since the 70s.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-19T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-03T19:03:53.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-03T19:04:00.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=western\"\u003ewestern\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_tens\"\u003ethe_tens\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=not_the_hotel\"\u003enot_the_hotel\u003c/a\u003e"}

Hell Or High Water (2016)


Surprisingly good neo-western. Probably the best western since the 70s.

{"content":{"id":923,"title":"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nFun.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-09-05T21:48:44.000Z","updated_at":"2019-09-05T21:48:44.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=western\"\u003ewestern\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Fun.

{"content":{"id":894,"title":"The Godfather: Part II (1974)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2fd.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nYowza, this is good! This used to be considered a rare example of a good sequel, now Google 'good prequel' or 'best prequel' and this is all people can seem to think of.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-19T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-20T17:46:37.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-20T17:46:49.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=as_far_back_as_i_can_remember\"\u003eas_far_back_as_i_can_remember\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=seventies\"\u003eseventies\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Godfather: Part II (1974)


Yowza, this is good! This used to be considered a rare example of a good sequel, now Google 'good prequel' or 'best prequel' and this is all people can seem to think of.

{"content":{"id":881,"title":"Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2f1.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nStill the greatest road movie ever made.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","publication_date":"2019-09-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-08T02:22:03.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-06T23:50:09.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=road_movies\"\u003eroad_movies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=adventure\"\u003eadventure\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=amazing_larry\"\u003eamazing_larry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=large_marge\"\u003elarge_marge\u003c/a\u003e"}

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Still the greatest road movie ever made.

{"content":{"id":898,"title":"Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King The Movie (2003)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/300.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nStill an impressively good adaptation of an impossible-to-adapt book. It still feels so fresh, and the special effects still work so well, that it's hard to think that this is sixteen years old.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-05T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-20T18:30:02.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-20T18:38:03.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fantasy\"\u003efantasy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=action\"\u003eaction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e"}

Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King The Movie (2003)


Still an impressively good adaptation of an impossible-to-adapt book. It still feels so fresh, and the special effects still work so well, that it's hard to think that this is sixteen years old.

{"content":{"id":897,"title":"Beetlejuice (1988)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2ff.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI don't understand why this isn't the most beloved movie ever made, up there with the Godfather and Star Wars. Maybe the world wasn't ready. Maybe humanity just doesn't deserve this. I'll be happy to watch this every few years for the rest of my life.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-04T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-20T18:12:30.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-20T18:12:30.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tim_burton\"\u003etim_burton\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Beetlejuice (1988)


I don't understand why this isn't the most beloved movie ever made, up there with the Godfather and Star Wars. Maybe the world wasn't ready. Maybe humanity just doesn't deserve this. I'll be happy to watch this every few years for the rest of my life.

{"content":{"id":895,"title":"Schindler's List (1993)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe idea of a Hollywood film about the most horrible event in human history used to bother me. It bothers me still that Spielberg, after making this film, decided that he owned WWII and the Holocaust, and started criticizing others for making the sorts of films he built his career on. On the other hand, not everyone is going to be able to sit down a read a book about the Holocaust (it's not easy), so this is a movie to make sure people remember. I also like the fact that an anti-Nazi movie is always hovering around the top of the IMDB 250.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-02T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-20T17:54:24.000Z","updated_at":"2019-09-02T17:25:03.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=spielberg\"\u003espielberg\u003c/a\u003e"}

Schindler's List (1993)

The idea of a Hollywood film about the most horrible event in human history used to bother me. It bothers me still that Spielberg, after making this film, decided that he owned WWII and the Holocaust, and started criticizing others for making the sorts of films he built his career on. On the other hand, not everyone is going to be able to sit down a read a book about the Holocaust (it's not easy), so this is a movie to make sure people remember. I also like the fact that an anti-Nazi movie is always hovering around the top of the IMDB 250.

{"content":{"id":878,"title":"Inception (2010)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/29.jpg\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 2px solid white\"\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-30T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-06T22:44:42.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-06T22:44:42.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=suspense\"\u003esuspense\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=action\"\u003eaction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tens\"\u003etens\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=christopher_nolan\"\u003echristopher_nolan\u003c/a\u003e"}

Inception (2010)

{"content":{"id":874,"title":"The Prestige (2006)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2ea.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFun! In the fifteen years after The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, and Fight Club hit it big within a few months of each other, there were about 4382094832 \"it reality real?\" movies and most of them were pretty awful, but this is everything a plot-twist movie should be: character-driven and fun to watch a second time.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-26T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-06T22:20:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-26T19:15:34.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=christopher_nolan\"\u003echristopher_nolan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=suspense\"\u003esuspense\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Prestige (2006)


Fun! In the fifteen years after The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, and Fight Club hit it big within a few months of each other, there were about 4382094832 "it reality real?" movies and most of them were pretty awful, but this is everything a plot-twist movie should be: character-driven and fun to watch a second time.

{"content":{"id":859,"title":"The History Of The Mohammedan Dynasties In Spain, Volume 2 - Al-Maqqari","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2df.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAlthough the Muslims in medieval Spain left behind an expansive literature, little of it has been translated into English (although quite a bit has been translated into Spanish and French). Not only is this a readable and interesting history, but the translator has included a lot of well-chosen excerpts of other works in the appendix. It also deals extensively with the Almohads and the last Emirate of Granada, which both tend to be neglected in English-language scholarship.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-13T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-04T17:50:08.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-04T17:50:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=middle_ages\"\u003emiddle_ages\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=religion\"\u003ereligion\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=war\"\u003ewar\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fifteenth_century\"\u003efifteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=spain\"\u003espain\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=portugal\"\u003eportugal\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

The History Of The Mohammedan Dynasties In Spain, Volume 2 - Al-Maqqari


Although the Muslims in medieval Spain left behind an expansive literature, little of it has been translated into English (although quite a bit has been translated into Spanish and French). Not only is this a readable and interesting history, but the translator has included a lot of well-chosen excerpts of other works in the appendix. It also deals extensively with the Almohads and the last Emirate of Granada, which both tend to be neglected in English-language scholarship.

{"content":{"id":858,"title":"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2de.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-width: 50vw !important\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI guess they decided to quit while they were ahead, because this was the funniest season yet.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-12T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-04T17:33:02.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-04T17:37:36.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4


I guess they decided to quit while they were ahead, because this was the funniest season yet.

{"content":{"id":808,"title":"I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2b0.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nEven the best sketch comedy tends to be pretty filler-heavy, but this small handful of short episodes is perfect. Watch the first episode and tell me you hate this.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-06-29T18:50:08.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-29T18:51:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sketch_comedy\"\u003esketch_comedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson - Season One


Even the best sketch comedy tends to be pretty filler-heavy, but this small handful of short episodes is perfect. Watch the first episode and tell me you hate this.