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The Long-Lost Origin of the Deja Reviewer

Today is a special day for me worth celebrating. It marks the 10th anniversary of the first article I ever published as the Deja Reviewer, and this is the 600th article I have published on this website. Back on June … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters II Is the Movie We Need Right Now

I’ve noticed something interesting about myself. The times when I feel angry rarely come as the result of outside influences. I can usually deal with stress, rudeness, and even injustice without losing my temper. No, I tend to get angry … Continue reading

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I Was So Wrong in This Old Article

I make a lot of definitive statements as the Deja Reviewer, judging this and that movie in ways that I think are reasonable and sometimes daring. But doing this leaves me open to the possibility of having to eat humble … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan of Emma

This isn’t going to be a typical article for me. It’ll be more personal because I’ll delve into my wife’s private life, while also being outside my wheelhouse because I’ll be reviewing a play instead of a movie. But I … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Work Is Never Finished

George Lucas famously said that films are never truly finished, only abandoned. I’ve noticed that that is true of basically everything I do, even though I’m not a filmmaker. I’m a writer, and each article I write feels like it … Continue reading

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My Cancellation Has Already Begun

Last Monday, I logged into Reddit looking for fun things to upvote when I was hit by an admin message informing me that my account has been permanently suspended. No recourse. No discussion. No mercy. And why was I banned? … Continue reading

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Are We a Good People?

Yes, I meant to put that “a” in the title of this article. That’s because I’m not just asking if we are good people individually, but, as a neighborhood, city, county, state, and country, are we a good people? Do … Continue reading

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An Important Change in the Way I’ll Talk About Movies

I take criticism seriously. By listening to people, especially when they have something to say that feels painful at first, I find many opportunities to grow and be better. I recently received some feedback to an article I wrote that … Continue reading

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I Wonder When I Will Be Canceled

With all that’s going on in the world, I feel the need to take a detour from my usual topics and discuss something of supreme importance. As a simple man who doesn’t go with the flow and instead pushes against … Continue reading

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Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

I know Thanksgiving was last week, but I feel the need to take a moment to express gratitude for something most precious to me. The Monday before Thanksgiving, my wife collapsed in a puddle of her own blood in our … Continue reading

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