Logan (2017)

A restrained, thoughtful last outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, at times as much a character piece (with smatterings of a western) as a superhero action film. That sense of restraint is what impressed me most about the film. Sure, there are impressive setpieces and gory action scenes, but the restrain and very deliberate writing…

Hamilton: The Revolution (2016) by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda

There’s really two books here. One is an annotated script of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece musical “Hamilton”, the other is a tie-in behind-the-scenes biographical look at the development of the musical. That first book, the annotated script, is great, with loads of fascinating insight in the annotations. The second book, the behind-the-scenes coverage, is inconsistent. There’s…