Author Archives: mheimiller

A Prompt From The NYT

The New York Times is hiring young writers. I applied. The email I sent is below. From what I can remember (I probably should have reread it) I come off as the oldest old man that a 24 year old … Continue reading

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What I believed at 18: An old paper

This is a terribly written paper. There are mistakes up and down. A couple sentences you can’t even understand. It might be instructive though for anyone curious what an evangelical high school education actually does when it shapes a dumb dumb … Continue reading

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2017 Year in Review: New Movies

You can find a probably better version of each of these crapped out movie reviews at my Letterboxd which I try to keep up to date. A real review will get its own published post or I’ll pitch it somewhere … Continue reading

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2017 Year in Review: TV

TV Season Regrets (what I could have done without): Sherlock season 4 (Amazon Instant) Sneaky Pete season 1 (Amazon Prime) Game of Thrones season 7 (HBO Now) Riverdale season 1 (Netflix) The Defenders season 1 (Netflix) Nathan For You season … Continue reading

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2017 Year in Review: Rewatched Movies

Rewatched Movies: John Wick (Amazon Instant) Moon (Blu) Ocean’s 12 (Netflix) Spider-Man (2002, Blu) Big Trouble in Little China (Netflix) The Guest (Amazon Instant) Miami Connection (Blu) Superman Returns (Netflix) Shaun of the Dead (DVD) Short Term 12 (Amazon Instant) … Continue reading

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Stranger Things season 2, Episode 3 “The Pollywog”

DUSTY NO! THAT THING WILL EAT YOU IN YOUR SLEEP! IT’S A LEECH WITH TEETH! That’s exactly what I was thinking before the terrific intro music played for episode three. I was eating finger food too ://////// It didn’t go … Continue reading

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Stranger Things Season 2, Episode 2 “Trick or Treat, Freak”

– Ghostbusters! The school not dressing up totally got me. – Half the appeal of Stranger Things is the Dadcore. Sean Astin’s corny but lovable  (awwww to the episode 1 backroom kissing) new character fills out the cast of Dads … Continue reading

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