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Mad Orvillatry

It sure didn’t feel like last night’s new Orville, “Mad Idolatry”, was the season finale, probably because it wasn’t intended to be, the original finale having been moved to the beginning of next season. But on the other hand, last night’s episode did reaffirm the show’s essential concept, a vision of an optimistic…

Naruse in Nihongo

To-day I’ve been working on a presentation on Mikio Naruse for my Japanese language class. I’m in the third semester but my command of the language is just barely adequate for discussing some of the more basic details about the great director—he made movies for about forty years, from the 1930s to the 1960s; he made

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