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Tuesday, November 11 2014

A Few Codes of the Western Protagonist

The “true” codes of the Western hero, as borne out in an excavation of the subtleties in major films of the canon, are really more perverse than moral, more calculating than artless.


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Monday, November 10 2014

'Houdini' Explains the Tricks Before Showing the Magic

Film and magic have always been intertwined. Some works take advantage of the relationship, but Houdini does not.


Wednesday, September 24 2014

'The Stream' Is a Deluge of References

Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.


Monday, September 22 2014

'Fear in the Night' Speaks the Indecipherable Language of Noir

Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?


Monday, September 15 2014

'Circle the Wagen' Prefers a Predetermined Map

Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result.


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