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The Superversive World of Harry Potter

Posted February 2, 2016 By John C Wright

Amazing what you can find on the Internet. Here is an article I wrote two years ago which I frankly have no memory of writing, nor was it listed in my list of published works: but it is clearly mine. It was published by the same fine fellows, Intercollegiate Review, who published my seminal article […]

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Guest Column THE COMEDIANS

Posted January 9, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader sent me this letter, which, with his permission, I reprint here as a guest column and review of this book. Note that Moorlockery, Social Justice, Postmodernism, Postrationalism, Self-Important Holier-Than-Thou Jabberwocky, Cultural Marxism, Coprophagy, or whatever you want to call this moral and mental disease that has corrupted our society not only destroys comic books […]

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The Force Snores in Its Sleep: Questions on Lewis and Campbell

Posted December 29, 2015 By John C Wright

Readers in private emails asked me two questions about my review of THE FORCE AWAKENS whose answers I suspect some readers here might be interested in reading, to help spark additional debate. First Question: One reader asked why I did not use the method first described in C.S. Lewis’ seminal work, AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM, to govern my analysis, […]

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The Force Awakens and Hits the Snooze Button

Posted December 24, 2015 By John C Wright

I have written many articles on many unimportant social and political issues, but nothing has the weight and gravity of this, my attempt review of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. You may wonder why so much fervor and rhetorical pyrotechnics is now and ever will be expended on what is basically a Flash Gordon Space-Samurai […]

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The Martian

Posted October 29, 2015 By John C Wright

Best movie all year. No science fiction fan has a valid excuse not to like this movie. I was sure they would mess it up, but it was a remarkably faithful adaptation from the book. I will write up a longer review in days to come, time permitting. In the meantime, go see it. Take […]

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How to Ruin Batgirl

Posted July 9, 2015 By John C Wright

I did not read the original comic on which this is based, so perhaps the original in not this toxic, but here is the motion-comic version of BATGIRL YEAR ONE: http://www.animetoon.eu/watch-batgirl-year-one-motion-comics You can also find it on YouTube. But don’t bother. This is the worst Batgirl of all time. This does for Batgirl when the […]

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Kilgore on Old Man’s War

Posted April 28, 2015 By John C Wright

Mr Kenton Kilgore wrote a review of John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR which so exactly matches my judgment, what I liked, what I disliked, and what left me feeling Laodicean (neither hot nor cold) that it excuses me from the need to write a review myself: http://kentonkilgore.com/blog/2015/04/27/a-new-look-at-old-mans-war/ ADDENDUM: As it turns out, I did have […]

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An Unexpected Gift

Posted April 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Here I reprint a fan letter for my work, with some unfan comments about Mr. Sandifer’s recent and unfortunately public attack of verbal gas, and an observation about the duty of due diligence reviewers owe their readers: Before this post is buried by time, I wanted to share this experience with our host. On my […]

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Daredevil: Blindingly Well Done

Posted April 19, 2015 By John C Wright

I just saw the first episode of Netflix’ MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL. So much better than the Ben Afflick movie that it’s not funny. Recommended. Time permitting, I will write a more detailed review in days to come. Meanwhile, THE FLASH is also extremely well done, and a favorite show of mine. Their take on the character […]

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Perverting the Story to Kiddie Propaganda

Posted April 10, 2015 By John C Wright

http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/12/legend-of-korra-creators-confirm-korrasami-is-canon Dear Mr DiMartino and Mr Konietzko, I admire your creative effort tremendously. I watched your shows, bought your merchandize, and supported and lauded you. I made your work a part of my imagination and a part of my life, and introduced your show to my children. And this is how you repay loyalty and […]

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