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As I Tweeted

It’s extremely improbable that there’s a parallel universe where positive is negative, left is right, and time runs backwards. But if there is, in that universe, every movie is “Memento.” Except “Memento.”

Movie Review: “The Assistant”

My review of “The Assistant,” starring Julia Garner as recent college graduate working for a powerful movie executive everyone in the office fears, including the young women he takes advantage of sexually.

Mid-Air Relief Problems

Some thoughts after reading a piece about the problems airlines will have rebounding from the losses caused by COVID-19, including what to do about passengers who need to use the bathrooms.

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

My review of a new Netflix special from the comedian, who has the ability to see the silliness in small things and expand on it, turning it into an extended riff, using just the right words and timing. 

Best Thing I’ve Heard Today

Many of us have re-posted content after the death of a famous person we’d interviewed, but this is different. The first few minutes of this “WTF” podcast, in which Marc Maron weeps as he describes his last moments with his love Lynn Shelton, are simply heartbreaking.

POTD: The Goodbye Girl Reunion

Today’s Picture Of The Day is an episode of “Stars In The House” reuniting the original cast of the 1977 Neil Simon movie “The Goodbye Girl” — Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss, and Quinn Cummings.

Four Movie Mini-Reviews

With theaters closed and no big-screen movies to review, here are mini-reviews of four titles available on the small screen, where both you and Paul Manafort can find them. Unfortunately, only one of them rates high enough to earn my recommendation.

What I’m Watching

Here are mini-reviews of two streaming TV shows I have binge-watched recently — the first season of “Upload” and the second season of “Dead To Me.”

MYMNK: Nightcrawler

The newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list is “Nightcrawler,” a 2014 drama with Jake Gyllenhaal as a creep who shoots crime footage at night and sells it to Rene Russo for her morning news show. Here’s my review.

No Ventilator For You!

This op-ed agrees with my earlier pieces saying people who protest against lockdowns have a moral duty to forgo medical care in favor of those who followed the rules.

Four-Handed? No Thanks!

Gaming commissions and control boards are coming up with plans for how casinos and poker rooms in Las Vegas, St. Louis, and elsewhere might reopen — but I remain very skeptical. Read on.