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"Kant" Revisited: Machiavelli and Voltaire


I’ve been through a lot the last couple days. I started writing something today when it occurred to me: “what am I talking about?”. That’s when I realized I had nothing left in the tank. 1,353 more words

Wings of Fame (1990), Harmony Korine, and the Virtue of Restraint

One of the more fascinating aspects of December’s Movie of the Month, 1990’s Wings of Fame, is how delicately surreal the picture can be despite the heightened absurdity of its premise. 1,119 more words

Brandon Ledet

Conquest of the Useless

This eye catching title is from a book by renowned film director Werner Herzog and it is the result of his notes during the making of his seminal film… 1,660 more words


FILMZ 2017: after the festival

So, the final month of the year is here, that means that our not-so-small-film-festival is already gone by. It pleases me to say that it was a great success, and even though there were many problems they could be solved on time and at the end everything went well. 1,565 more words

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Throwback 10: Rescue Dawn

Based on the true story of German American Dieter Dengler; who was shot down and captured by villagers sympathetic to the Pathet Lao movement, Rescue Dawn… 633 more words


Time, Memory, and the Myth of Progress

by Amanda C. R. Clark

In our post-postmodern culture, text and image are increasingly fractured. Disciplines such as literary studies and art history are segregated and kept at a distance; Starbucks and Apple logos sans text are reduced to little more than semiotic cliché.  777 more words


Double Feature #37 - Burden of Dreams and The Thin Blue Line

On this week’s post, we’re digging into documentaries. The first is about the making of a film, and the second is about the murder of a police officer in Dallas, and the subsequent trial and conviction. 2,545 more words

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