Reviews Archive

Interstellar (Short Review)

Posted November 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Best. Science Fiction Movie. Ever. Go see it. I hope to write a longer review later, if time permits.  

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Building a Library

Posted November 12, 2014 By John C Wright

An expectant father has paid me the high honor of trusting my judgement and asking me what books he should buy and stock in his nursery for this children. And he hopes to have many (may God hear him!) I will recommend some books, but I’d like to hear your recommendations as well, dear reader. […]

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Ayn Rand as Author

Posted September 24, 2014 By John C Wright

Let it be said at the outset that I have never been an Objectivist nor am I now a Libertarian, albeit, obviously, I share many of their aims. There is much in Ayn Rand’s philosophy I admire, and much I despise. She has the odd ability to write pages and pages of very insightful wisdom […]

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Who is John Galt?

Posted September 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Mr. Obama will not speak to you tonight. His time is up. I have taken it over. You were to hear a report on the world crisis. That is what you are going to hear. For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Wright? This is John Wright speaking. I am the man […]

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Wright’s Six Word Review of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted August 3, 2014 By John C Wright

Did everything right. Go see it. Loads of Fun. I realize, technically, that is nine words, but if you slur you speech and say it rapidly, and cannot count, it’s the same as six. Loved the Raccoon.

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The Last Castle by Jack Vance

Posted July 4, 2014 By John C Wright

The novella THE LAST CASTLE won Jack Vance both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and this was in the days when those awards still meant something. I had occasion to reread this novellas recently, and was deeply impressed at how the passing of time has not outdated it. Now, in the middle of the second […]

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HARD MAGIC by Larry Correia

Posted May 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Larry Correia’s HARD MAGIC is a novel that everyone who likes a feast of awesome with a side order of awesome slathered in awesomesauce should like, if not love. Anyone who has lost the vital connection with his inner ten-year-old is not allowed to read this book. The time is 1930’s after the Great War, […]

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An Imaginary Noah Film from 1950

Posted April 10, 2014 By John C Wright

Many criticisms can be leveled against Aronofsky’s recent antibilical film, NOAH. One which I thought at first was unfair was those who said God was absent from the film. I thought the criticism absurd. While He is not called ‘God’, He is called ‘the Creator’ throughout the film, which, in any case, takes place in […]

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Noah and Anti-Noah

Posted April 9, 2014 By John C Wright

I disagree, respectfully but rather sharply, with Mr. Greydanus’ review of Aronofsky’s NOAH. I wrote a review giving an opposite opinion, and he was kind enough to correct certain errors or oversights I had made. Nonetheless, there remains a point of polite disagreement between us which any reader who has seen the film, or toys […]

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Steven J on Greydanus on Wright on Noah

Posted April 4, 2014 By John C Wright

I have not had time yet to reply to Mr Greydanus’ thoughtful rebuttal to some of the claims I made in my review of NOAH, but with so many wise and literate fellows replying for me, I may have no need. This is from Steven, whose thinking runs parallel with mine: Dear Mr. Greydanus, As […]

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