Trying to wrap up “the year in books” is an almost impossible task. Sure, new books come out every week, but let’s be honest unless you’re someone who works in publishing and/or gets advance copies you are probably unlikely to be read up on all the books that come out in a particular year. Reading takes time, and readers aren’t confined to a schedule. A great book can be read the day it comes out or decades later. So the prospect of wrapping up any particular year is a bit dodgy. The best I can do is tell you how my year in books went. Continue reading “The Year in Books: Crime, Time Travel & Whatever The Southern Reach Trilogy Was About”
Paul Thomas Anderson’s 7th movie is on the way and is adapted from a Thomas Pynchon Novel. I can’t quite think of a better match, really. Especially when you add in Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. Let’s watch!
This week from around the web, a little peek at what’s going on with some of your favourite shows and movies. Make sure to check out the extra adorable piglets making a guest appearance on Cougar Town.
This is why movies like _[Dear White People](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/06/dear-white-people-trailer-reveals-gremlins-as-a-metaphor/)_ exist.
In 1993 three young boys went missing and were later found murdered. A short time later three teenagers were arrested and charged for the murders after one of the teens, a kid with an IQ of 72, confessed that they had killed the three boys after twelve hours of interrogation with no parents of lawyers present.
The teens were tried with the prosecution asserting that the killings were part of a satanic ritual and the teens were found guilty despite evidence they may not have been involved and a potential alternate suspect who was not pursued.
This is exactly the type of difficult subject matter that Canadian film maker Atom Egoyan excels at making.