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Monday, August 27 2012

Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’ and the Essential Struggle Between Chaos and Order

As Brazil's Sam Lowry learns, the truth shall make you free -- but you may not like it.


Monday, April 30 2012

It Must Feel Good to Be as Bad as Gordon Gekko

Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.


Tuesday, November 8 2011

Does Angelina Jolie Owe Bosnia More Than Blood and Honey?

When making a movie about the horrors of the Bosnian War, what is Angelina Jolie's responsibility as an artist?


Tuesday, August 23 2011

Alzheimer’s and Other Troubles with Memory in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Rise of the Planet of the Apes blends past, present and future, bringing 1968 into 2011 into 3978. But apes cannot conquer Earth without conquering memory, first.


Tuesday, May 3 2011

The Laughable Charm of Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen's idiosyncratic laugh colors both his film characters and his real-life persona. Like it or not, that laugh has a significant effect on how we watch his movies.


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