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Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson is a writer and editor with a focus on baseball, movies, and American pop culture at-large. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat.


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Thursday, September 23 2010

John Huston and Ray Bradbury Adapt the Seemingly Unadaptable in 'Moby Dick'

Moby-Dick, arguably the most boring really good book one could read, is a meandering experiment in literary narration. Ray Bradbury and John Huston forget all that and seize upon the plot and imagery to deliver a whale of a film in 1956's Moby Dick.


Thursday, May 13 2010

Before the Pill, the Summer of Love, the Fall of Saigon and Watergate, We Had the Honeymooners

The Honeymooners comedy is best here, as it was in the original show, when it comes from Jackie Gleason’s terrific timing, Audrey Meadows’ dry sarcasm, or Art Carney’s off-the-wall zaniness


Tuesday, May 4 2010

The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series - Collector's Edition

Anybody with an appreciation for the history of television or the evolution of American comedy will be all over this set, but looking at the show through a purely academic lens will cost you big laughs.


Monday, April 19 2010

The Unquiet Death of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

This 83-minute film presents more and better information on the events surrounding the Rosenberg trial than most public schools teach over 13 years.


Monday, April 12 2010

Tenure

Every moderately budgeted comedy this side of The Hangover is marketed as a Wes Anderson-ish ball of charm lately, and Tenure turns out to be a pretty good movie despite a tonal identity crisis.


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