Movies  •  Critics  •  About
Existimatum  >  Movies  >  Nebraska  >  Reviews  >  New Yorker

Richard Brody’s “Haunted Nebraska” Oozes With R. B. Special Hot Sauce

In response to Richard Brody’s 1086‑word review of Nebraska on New Yorker 

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/11/alexander-payne-nebraska-film-review.html

By ,

Richard Brody is simply oozing with grandeur in his luscious creation “Haunted Nebraska.” The writing is so magnificent that one may begin to grow their own Brody-like beard (ladies included) and the stunning critique only adds to the experience. It’s an R. B. sandwich, and the critic has doused it with Brody hot sauce.

The prolific critic truly understands how the connect with his audience, and that fact is evident in the outstanding Haunted.  The opening thoughts on Alexander Payne convey intimacy, and it’s as if the critic has lit a special candle for the reading experience.

Haunted is an important work simply because of the subtleties of Richard Brody. The insight on the black and white paralleled with the lead performances is genuinely magical. The critic reveals the hidden truths in the basic elements of the film (no spoilers), and the attention to detail is just fantastic.

The concluding paragraphs of Haunted continue to shine a light on the smaller details of the film, such as the honesty in Payne’s comedy and the poignancy of specific scenes. Brody paints a wonderful picture for the reader, and one will just want to jump on in.

Richard Brody’s Haunted Nebraska will restore faith in those who come across various average reviews, and are saddened by the lack of effort found in so many pieces. Brody shows a tremendous amount of heart, and the work is a must-read.    

Quality of Writing Quality of Argument Spoiler Avoidance Presentation