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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. Anonymous
    May 14, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    And Half Blood Prince is a genuinely good movie (god knows how they managed to make a genuinely good movie out of a such a wretched novel).

    You've got this the wrong way around, for sure.


  2. Lucy McGough
    May 14, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    Hooray! 🙂


  3. Matthew Celestis
    May 16, 2014 @ 4:05 am

    When I saw the title I thought you had reviewed Neil Penswick's New Adventure novel.


  4. Jacob Nanfito
    May 16, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

    Hello Jack!

    I will choose to believe that Lucy sent you "50 Shades of Gray."

    Thanks for the music. Now back to your pit!


  5. Jack Graham
    May 16, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

    Hello Jacob – congrats again on your B.A.!


  6. Jack Graham
    May 16, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    Wait until I'm a bit more desperate.


  7. JJ Gauthier
    May 18, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    Alien 3 is an odd score. I mean, Elliot Goldenthal scores are generally fascinatingly odd, but that one particularly so. After Jerry Goldsmith's alternately hauntingly lovely and viscerally frightening Alien and James Horner's memorably brutal Aliens, Goldenthal's sad, religious, deeply intelligent score seems to come out of nowhere. The horror side is even more challenging than the others', but it's remarkably layered. Goldsmith and Horner are both capable of that sort of complexity, but they approached the series in fairly straightforward (albeit very effective) ways.

    That doesn't make Goldenthal's easy to listen to — I, at least, really have to be in the mood for something that difficult — but while it's not as easily enjoyable as the previous scores (or Brian Tyler's wildly overachieving AvP Requiem), it's certainly the most interesting.

    Anyway, nice to see Goldenthal's called out. It kind of gets forgotten given the overall dismissal of the that entry. (A dismissal I'd agree with, though I've at least come around to see the qualities its fans praise.)


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