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The balance between 'every day delusion' and 'supernatural underpinnings' took a radical turn this week for me. When Dog Hunter was on his way out of the cabin, after Kevin 'saved' Patti from suffocation, he spoke to invisible voices in the identical way that Kevin's father did. Also, someone noted that there were… » 8/18/14 1:33pm Monday 1:33pm

Yeah, all of that was fascinating. What I'm finding MOST fascinating about this is my own relationship to the growing 'mystery'. I count myself among those who have felt perpetually let down by "mystery box" shows, which create elaborate mythologies and mysteries and the blow it all over the wall in epic fail… » 8/11/14 2:33pm 8/11/14 2:33pm

Thanks for sharing this. It must make this film that much better having such an intimate connection with it. I'm really sorry you had to go through this. I have a nine year old son now, and the thought of him having to live through my wife or I dying of cancer is just horrific. » 8/04/14 12:04am 8/04/14 12:04am

Charlie Jane, you don't know how happy it makes me to read this review from you! I've been hearing good things, but this seals it. I can not WAIT to see this film. And then, to see it again with my kid. HolyJeezballs I don't think I've been this excited for a movie in a looooong time. » 8/01/14 9:09am 8/01/14 9:09am

Yeah. Maybe "bottomless" is a more apt term. It never ceases to reward me with new readings. New details emerge from it's basically holographic/fractalesque text every time I read it. As one of the reliable proselytizers for this series on this site, I'm glad to see it's inclusion. » 7/31/14 10:39am 7/31/14 10:39am

Finch is the last in the great Ambergris trilogy: City of Saints and Madmen (short stories which are basically world building); Shriek: and Afterword, and Finch. Like the Southern Reach trilogy, each reads completely differently than the others in style and voice, but all combine to create an undeniable masterwork. … » 7/30/14 4:22pm 7/30/14 4:22pm

I liked the thing with the dogs, as I think it showed a willingness to wear metaphor on the sleeve. To me this was clearly a moment to see our character show his unmoveable need to side with 'order' and stand against the chaos that the event was slowly seeding in his world. But not siding with order in the milqtoast… » 6/30/14 3:15pm 6/30/14 3:15pm