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October 13, 2021

Three Films That Keep Coming Up: The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, And DeepThroat.

After writing 204 articles about film I have noticed there are three movies that keep coming up, The Wizard of OZ, Psycho, and Deep Throat. These are […]
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October 13, 2021

What Is It About Zombies?

​We all know how to kill a zombie. We may not remember any of the real biology we learned in high school but in case […]
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October 11, 2021

Buddhism In The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

BuddhismThe way Buddhism is presented in The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter reveals certain core problems with how Buddhism developed after Siddhartha’s death. Siddhartha did not write his […]
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October 11, 2021

Why Many Mainstream Movies Are Boring

Mainstream, Hollywood films are too often boring. They pummel us with explosions and car chases or tug desperately at our heartstrings with sentimentality and romance, […]
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October 9, 2021

Objective Evaluation of Film: The Deadest of Dead Horses

I don’t want to write this essay, but there seems to be an inexhaustible well of interest and in establishing objective standards for evaluating film. […]
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October 7, 2021

A Comparison of The Turin Horse and The Naked Island

Kaneto Shindo released The Naked Island in 1960. A half century later later Bela Tarr released The Turin Horse. Both films have minimal dialogue. Both feature two people […]
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October 6, 2021

Three Movements, Three Adjectives: Surreal, Absurd, Magic Realist

In Defense of Meaning There is surely an irony in trying to define three words each of which stems from movements that problematized meaning. All […]
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October 4, 2021

Chatterbox And Other Films About Talking Vaginas

There are authors who say that their books write themselves. It’s due to a kind of momentum that is initiated by the creation of the […]
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October 3, 2021

The Semi-Coherent Ramblings Of A Middle Aged Man And A Little Bit About The New Star Wars.

When I was young I went to summer camp on a beautiful lake in the Adirondacks. I spent a lot of time on the lake […]
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October 2, 2021

Male Dynamics In Mean Streets And Mikey And Nicky

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a whole group of films was released that brought two contrasting male characters together to examine their dynamics. Midnight […]
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October 2, 2021

The Demise of The Tripod

It seems as though the tripod is being used less and less in contemporary film. I’m sure you could create a list to defend the […]
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October 1, 2021

Consensus In Mainstream American Cinema And Television

For the first fifty years of American mainstream cinema there was little division made between different kinds of audiences. Films presented entertainment appropriate for all […]
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