Nostalgia Detective

louis rabinowitz
Ruining your childhood and mine, one film at a time.
Created 04 Sep 2021
  • go see a star war
    31 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    We made it! We made it. The last day of 2021. The end of a year which has taken relentlessly from us. You know that saying “procrastination is the thief of time?”. That’s obviously a lie. Pandemics ar...
  • back to the matrix!
    24 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Spoilers include Hawkeye, one cameo from Spider-Man: No Way Home and a couple of Matrix Resurrections things. Hi! Hi. Hello. We’re doing something new here. I love Nostalgia Detective a lot, except th...
  • spider-man: far from home, or all too well (peter's version)
    11 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    We’re going to get a bit nonlinear here. Bear with me. With Far From Home, Sony was in the steadiest spot it had ever been with Spider-Man. It had a successful Spider-Man series, a successful spinoff ...
  • interlude
    05 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Hello. Sorry. You may have noticed a lack of newsletter this week. Or not. Actually, it’d be odd if you did notice it. But, you know, you might be wondering next week where the one on Spider-Verse wen...
  • venom, or for the hungry boy
    27 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    It is 1997. Dolph Lundgren is in talks to star as Venom in a solo movie penned by David S. Goyer. It is December 2013. Sony have announced ambitious plans for a Spider-Man shared universe. Fourteen mo...
  • auxiliaries: on eminem's "venom"
    22 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    I’m very serious about my promise of a shorter newsletter this week. My letter on Venom will be shorter. I mean that. However, in order to keep my promise, I’m taking some precautions. I don’t plan th...
  • spider-man: homecoming, or rodman's gambit
    20 Nov 2021 • 15 min read • 3 1
    Finally, in February 2015, Sony gave up the ghost and did what people wanted for half a decade: they let Spider-Man play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The people cheered, and all that. Spidey was ...
  • the amazing spider-man 2, or the collapse
    13 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    Two weeks ago, we discussed the phenomenon of “too many cooks”. To recap, too many cooks is what happens when you let every chef into the kitchen, and the sheer excess of chefs leads to the broth bein...
  • the amazing spider-man, or the told story
    06 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    On 11th January 2010, the reputably shitty trade outlet Deadline posted a big story. It is, I think, a fascinating story, one where you can see the anxiety sweats practically dripping from it. Just lo...
  • spider-man 3, or too many cooks
    30 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    I’d like you all to watch this, if you haven’t already. I don’t care if it’s uncool now (is it uncool now?). “Too Many Cooks” is a masterpiece. Complete, comprehensive. It captures the absurdist exper...
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