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Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman is a film critic and author in Toronto. His work has been published in The Walrus, The Ringer, and Cinema Scope, and he has a book about the Coen brothers coming out this fall via Abrams.

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Adam Nayman

God and monsters

The unbearable brightness of Stephen King July–August 2018
In a 2012 essay for the los Angeles Review of Books entitled “My Stephen King Problem: A Snob’s Notes,” Dwight Allen makes all the usual accusations against the top-selling American fiction writer of his era: that King’s plots are hackneyed; that his characters are thin; that his palette runs to junk food…

‘Too notorious to breathe’

Sex, violence, and terrible taste collide in a celebrity picaresque May 2018
“At the movies, we are gradually being conditioned to accept violence as a sensual pleasure,” Pauline Kael wrote in her January 1972 review of A Clockwork Orange in The New Yorker. Her piece was a cast-iron pan to the head of Stanley Kubrick’s widely acclaimed adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s 1962…