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Film Criticism

You know that feeling you get when you want to understand the precise conjectural relationship between the cohomology of arithmetic varieties and Galois representations?

I finally get it. 19 more words

"Du Musst Caligari Werden!"

A. O. Scott and the Role of Free Will in Criticism

The following piece was completed on May 23, 2016. I do not recall why I chose not to post it at that time, but I am posting it now in its original state (aside from minor edits, like changing “last week” to “last year,” due to the delay in publication): 1,200 more words

Aesthetics

Media Analysis Mondays - Examining Disney's Live Action Adaptations

Remakes and reboots are an established phenomenon at this juncture. As much as film can be an artistic medium, so too is it largely beholden to the whims of capitalism and the quest for box office success. 555 more words

Blog Posts

FLIX PIX (77): "Ride THE TURIN HORSE"

THE TURIN HORSE

(directed by Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)

*** (out of 5)

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> This project was sparked by a story about Frederich Nietze becoming so enraged by the mistreatment of a horse, that he attacked and beat the abuser before spending the rest of his life in a mental institution. 559 more words

Kevin Keelan

FLIX PIX (76): "Better Not Get Stranded in THE WAITING ROOM"

THE WAITING ROOM

(directed by Peter Nicks, 2012)

****+ (out of 5)

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> This powerful, wrenching documentary should be REQUIRED VIEWING for all American adults who face the looming implementation of Obamacare. 516 more words

Kevin Keelan

The Green Mile (1999)

Not much has changed with Hollywood Oscar Season dribble. Much of it being “pull at your heart strings” cinema ripe for people like Ron Howard to have his way with you, (and in 2001 he did with… 377 more words

Film Criticism

FLIX PIX (75): "Holding Court With THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES"

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES 

(directed by Lauren Greenfield, 2012)

**** (out of 5)

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This revealing documentary is a stunning evisceration of power and privilege in America!  

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Kevin Keelan