The Big Bang Theory - watched it all in the past 3 weeks. Sheldon grew on me.

The Office - still good.

The Boss - excellent acting. Sexy and interesting in the way The Wire was for its first 1.5 seasons.


Sufjan Stevens - “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” ”The Seer’s Tower” “To Be Alone with You”, “For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti”, “Sister Winter” - all excellent


Stories of Your Life And Others (Ted Chiang) - fantastic.

REAMDE (Neal Stephenson) - diverting. Crichton-like. Too many bad-ass, cool characters. Hard to believe or care about most of it. Too long. Still worth reading.


Beginners - similar artsy-emo lead as 500 days of summer, but more effectively brooding/poetic.

Crazy Stupid Love - in spite of a cheesy closing act (not quite Mrs. Doubtfire - painful, but bad), really funny

Margin Call - entertaining. Good acting except for the always-boring Demi Moore. I didn’t care at all for the (Kevin Spacey) moral maybe-I’ll-be-a-hero hand-wringing. I loved the soundtrack+trading-calls montage at the climax.

The Secret In Their Eyes - fantastic.

Midnight in Paris - good

Whatever Works - good

X-Men First Class - acceptable. better than the previous disaster.

Captain America (The First Avenger) - vapid but pretty. Felt like they ran out of money or ended up throwing out scenes - disjointed.

The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù) - very good

Capturing the Friedmans - documentary. not recommended. ambiguous mix of overzealous/retarded community+law enforcement witch-hunt of actual creepy pedophile father. may interest people who aren’t already familiar with witch-hunts.

Lilya 4-ever - good. a bit slow.