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A Vision of Hell

Lazlo Nemes’s directorial debut is a brutal and spellbinding look into a day in the life of an Auschwitz Sonderkommando. The best horror movies can terrorize audiences with sound and offscreen action, rather than showing gratuitous violence. The evil lurking offscreen heightens your suspense and leaves room for the darkest parts of the imagination. Lazslo … Continue reading A Vision of Hell

Why I (Want to) Write

In the past few months I have been reflecting on my desire to write, and George Orwell’s 1949 essay “Why I Write” gave me a framework to explore how I feel. I’m not sure I can be considered a “writer”, thus the parenthetical in the title, but, like Joan Didion, I’ll use Orwell’s essay as … Continue reading Why I (Want to) Write