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Category Archives: Cinema
“I used to be someone else. But I traded him in. Uh, what about you?” -David Locke (Jack Nicholson) in Mike Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975). Every time someone leaves the room, they disappear. Or at least so says Maria Schneider’s … Continue reading
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The elevator, like so many brilliant inventions, has become so commonplace today that most people just find them annoying. Or claustrophobic and terrifying, if you’ve watched too many movies. But chances are you, like me, ride in an elevator every … Continue reading
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010) is something like a documentary, and an occasionally funny one at that, yet its intentions are more dubious than even the most preposterously pedagogical of political docs (or a covered Corey Maggette jumper). … Continue reading
With the holiday season behind us, it seems imperative to do some household chores. The last two weeks, which I had off from work, were a decadent and slackadaisacal void in which I somnambulistically sauntered (or was it hibernated?) through … Continue reading
When dealing with pastiche, one runs the risk of caving to a certain kind of nostalgia; an enjoyment bred on familiarity. If you’re at all versed in 70s and 80s American horror movies and/or the paradigms of production, style, and … Continue reading