Look, obviously Zack Snyder’s latest film will be one of the best movies of the year. No one denies this! That’s why JVL, Vic, and I carved out a few minutes to chat about the new Justice League trailer for a Substandard mini-episode. (Subscribe! Leave a review!)
Leo Durocher once boasted that he never lied to Branch Rickey, the stern, churchgoing president of the Brooklyn Dodgers—but that wasn’t out of respect. He always told Rickey the truth, Durocher explained, because he figured that “Mr. Rickey never asked a question he didn’t already know the answer to.”
This is the most varied and enchanting collection of essays that has appeared in my lifetime. I say “enchanting” deliberately because every one of these pages left me with the impression that enchantment, in the sense of having been sung to or charmed, is the effect David Bentley Hart appears most to have sought. These 50-odd pieces leave the reader not merely delighted but under a kind of spell.