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May 4, 2024

Burns’ “The Central Park Five” Compared To DuVernay’s “When They See Us.”

Ken Burns and his daughter Sarah made The Central Park Five in 2012. It was a sober, unsensationalized documentary intended to relay an objective point […]
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October 1, 2023

24 Thoughts On Michael Haneke’s "71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance" 

Austrian director Michael Haneke wrote and directed 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance in 1994. It consists of 71 scenes. Our lives have a […]
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August 6, 2023

The Russian Psyche As Seen In Vordum And Other Soviet Animations

Vordum: Price of Death is not for everyone. I grew up watching Ray Harryhausen films, and as a result, I have a deep abiding love […]
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August 2, 2023

The Megalodon And Me: A True Story

I think it was around 1978, and I hadn’t even seen Jaws. Jaws came out in '75, when I was 7, but you didn’t have […]
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July 26, 2023

The Strange Career of Ulli Lommel

  You may not have heard of Ulli Lommel, but he is one interesting, little rabbit hole that can swiftly whisk you away into a strange […]
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July 5, 2023

Something About Freedom, The Spider-Verse And Michelangelo

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) all share a common focus. […]
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June 14, 2023

It’s All In The Details

Police detectives and professional interrogators will tell you that what makes a story believable is the level of detail. Not just relevant detail, but any […]
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May 24, 2023

Censorship And Its Effect on Character Development In Film

When Joseph Breen and William Hays, the heads of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, sat down to read scripts and review films, […]
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April 26, 2023

Chatting About Cinema With Chat GPT

Me: “How should I refer to you? Do you prefer Mister, Missus or Miss?” Chat GPT: “You can refer to me as 'ChatGPT'. As an […]
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April 9, 2023

The Blurry Line Between Documentary And Fiction Film

Fiction and non-fiction films are often separated into mutually exclusive categories, but the boundaries between the two are not so clear. When you see Ryan […]
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April 2, 2023

An Open Letter To Super Villains

So, you want to take over the world, or perhaps the universe? Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to rule […]
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March 29, 2023

A Small But Surprisingly Graphic Detail In The Best Years of Our Lives

William Wyler made The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946. I doubt he could have made it in 1945. In 1945, America was still […]
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March 19, 2023

The Challenging Ethics Of Peter Robinson’s Documentary Asylum

Peter Robinson’s Asylum is a documentary made in 1972. From the very beginning, everything about the film is problematic and uncomfortable. Even now, just trying […]
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February 19, 2023

Geeking Out Over A Minor Detail In F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu

I’ve seen Murnau’s Nosferatu dozens of times. It’s one of my favorites. Somewhere along the line, I noticed a minor detail that brought a smile […]
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February 5, 2023

Les Blank’s Documentaries about Lightning Hopkins, Clifton Chenier and Mance Lipsomb

All documentaries are doomed to fail. For the most part, documentary films are trying to capture something that can not be captured. Whether it is […]
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November 20, 2022

Wakanda For Sale

Wakanda Forever is now in theaters. It’s the much anticipated sequel to Disney/Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, which grossed 1.3 billion dollars.  A film, or […]
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August 28, 2022

Examining Persuasion in Await Further Instructions and Bird Box

2018 was a rough year. It was the height of the Brexit controversy and two years into the Trump Presidency. It was also the year Await […]
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July 24, 2022

Neptune Frost and Black Panther: Different Approaches Toward Similar Goals

Neptune Frost and Black Panther have very different approaches to very similar content. Both films create a utopian refuge where Africans can escape the racism and cruelty of […]
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May 29, 2022

What Do You Mean “Toxic Masculinity?”

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April 24, 2022

Fame As Depicted In The Who’s Tommy And Pink Floyd’s The Wall

There is something disturbing about the famous footage of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. The adolescent girls in the audience screaming, crying, and even […]
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November 21, 2021

The Ethical Problems In Peter Brook’s Tell Me Lies

In 1968 Peter Brook made a documentary about the movement against Britain’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The film has that loose avant-garde style of […]
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November 18, 2021

An Analysis Of A 4 Minute Sexually Explicit Video

I recently watched an odd video I found on a porn site. It was the title that enticed me to click on it, Playing With Things […]
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November 11, 2021

The Turkish Mockbuster

There is nothing like the feeling of standing at the edge of a rabbit hole and feeling the cool breeze around your ankles as it […]
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November 10, 2021

Don’t Tell Me How It Ends

Compare these two experiences. Some random citizen is walking down the street in 1960 looking for a way to spend the afternoon. On the next […]
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