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Written By : Richard SchwartzCategory : 3. Everything
Location : Nashua, NH

Via Peter O'Kelly: If your sense of humor exceeds your devotion to Star Wars, then read the funniest bad movie review you'll ever read.

Meanwhile, the Chancellor of the Republic, Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), is engaged in a sly bout of Realpolitik, suspected by nobody except Anakin, Obi-Wan, and every single person watching the movie. Anakin, too, is a divided figure, wrenched between his Jedi devotion to selfless duty and a lurking hunch that, if he bides his time and trashes his best friends, he may eventually get to wear a funky black mask and start breathing like a horse.


I still fail to understand why I should have been expected to waste twenty-five years of my life following the progress of a beeping trash can and a gay, gold-plated Jeeves.


Also, while we’re here, what’s with the screwy syntax? Deepest mind in the galaxy, apparently, and you still express yourself like a day-tripper with a dog-eared phrase book. “I hope right you are.” Break me a fucking give.

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1. Bruce Perry05/16/2005 04:32:14 PM

Anthony Lane is at his absolute best with movies he doesn't like. I'd buy a book of his unfavorable reviews. He once reviewed a Disney movie, Prince of Egypt, using only words of one and two sylables. I wish I'd saved that one. Brilliant!

2. Richard Schwartz05/16/2005 06:17:51 PM

I haven't read New Yorker reviews in quite a while. Obviously, I'm missing something.


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