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James Poniewozik
New York Times TV critic. Writing a book on Trump and TV. It's Pah-nuh-WAH-zick, thanks for asking.
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Kevin Alexander Nov 16
My (somewhat) emotionally draining essay about list culture and the real life impact it can have is now up. Im now going to stare at the wall in my office for awhile
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James Poniewozik Nov 17
I thought we called it “Executive Time” now
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @Caissie
Twitter should create Sealed Tweets for this sort of situation that can be timestamped and then unsealed in the event of later public disgrace.
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @geekchicohio @NoelMu
There are probably movies for which that's true, but I would argue that means it's not that great a movie. I say this as someone who saw Gravity on a home TV and liked it, and saw Avatar on a big screen and hated it.
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @amandahess
It's nature's pop-up experience
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @ManohlaDargis
Also Angry Birds should be played on the iPad Pro to be properly appreciated.
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @NoelMu
Yeah, I have no problem with, and in fact appreciate, "This movie looks great on a big screen." It's useful information! It's the "This needs to be seen"--which maybe stems from certain current existential anxieties--that brings out the screen-agnostic philistine in me
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
I love an awe-inspiring screen experience, but this kind of rhetoric always makes me want to watch the movie on a phone, while playing Angry Birds on a second phone.
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @sepinwall @sternbergh
This is exactly the sort of thing that gets people “Saw your tweet” emails from their editors
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @sepinwall @sternbergh
I might include Orange actually, depending how long my list was
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James Poniewozik Nov 16
Replying to @sternbergh
I am not going to do this! But if I did, there would probably be no hourlong dramas on it. (Transparent, which i consider a half-hour drama, would be at or near the top, if I ranked it, which I also wouldn’t.)
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @rpogrebin @katekelly
GET IT
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @Schwindter
THANK YOU. I mean, I basically have fashion color-blindness, but unless his informant saw a designer label, I don't know how to distinguish that from literally any other outfit a woman might wear to start any white-collar job.
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
1971: Hypocrite John "Imagine no possessions" Lennon is in fact A MILLIONAIRE! 2018: Hypocrite "socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in fact OWNS CLOTHING!
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @szacharek
Wouldn't he FERVENTLY disagree with some of it?
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @szacharek
Just for the record, my followup about Leonard is timestamped before your reply and is not personally directed at you!
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Michael Schaub Nov 15
The only writing advice you need came from the late, great Philip Roth, who famously advised aspiring authors not to trust the B in Apartment 23.
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @mesouthgate
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
Replying to @poniewozik
Yes, I am referring to That Dumb Thing Everyone Is Hating On, but even the good ones, like that Elmore Leonard list everyone reveres: that was a fantastic set of guidelines for Leonard, who is far better than us, but questionable for anyone else. (You disagree; I do not care.)
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James Poniewozik Nov 15
This seems like a good day to remind everyone that 99% of "Rules for Writing" are dumb.
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