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Shameless Self-Promotion

Everyone’s got a little Willy Loman inside of them

John DeVore
2 min readNov 4, 2023


**150 Word Reviews — Thoughts on movies, culture, etcetera. Mercifully short. And occasional essays. Subscribe now, and celebrate later.**

I have spent a good portion of my life confusing integrity with insecurity, so I have, at times, not decided that pointing at things I’ve written and saying, “I think you should read this!” was me being humble. But it was just me not having any confidence in myself or my work.

I’ve changed a little.

So allow me to sell you something: a subscription to a newsletter I just launched. The newsletter is called 150 Word Reviews and it’s based on a franchise I created for my defunct pop culture/masculinity blog Humungus that I co-produced with Medium.

The reviews are mercifully short and plentiful, and the comments are open. The subscription is free and open — welcome!

Here’s my review of Marty Scorcese’s new epic, Killers of the Flower Moon.

I’m not putting any content behind the paywall, but if you throw $5 bucks at me monthly or drop $50 for the year, I will happily spend that money on nachos, tickets to the fancy laydown theater, and rent.

I’m a little Willy Loman begging for clicks, subs, and likes. Smash that clap button, folks!

So consider joining me on 150 Word Reviews. Meanwhile, I’ll still write on Medium; I’m part of a wonderful community here. I don’t post as much as I used to, but I think I want that to change — I want to use this platform for more long-form and experimental essays about mental health, living a nice life, and politics, which has always been a passion of mine that I’ve also shied away from. Stay tuned, as they said last century.

That’s it for now. I will now end this post about self-promotion with even more self-promotion, like a pizza with extra cheese. Sign-up now and get access to weekly reviews of the movies I’m streaming and seeing at the theater, including what’s new and old favorites and movies you should be watching. I’ll also be writing about pop culture, too. There Will Be Essays. Occasionally.

Five bucks a month. Fifty bucks for the year. I’m going to be rich!

Or subscribe and hang out and read some stuff of mine.



John DeVore

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