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Friday, September 30 2011

WWE’s Heels—the Jerks, Cowards and Miscreants—vs. Corporate Hedonism

Mainstream culture's failure to examine professional wrestling seriously -- in this case, workplace safety issues -- lets the WWE get away with all kinds of ridiculous villainy that no other media organisation could. And pocket a tidy profit while doing it.


Thursday, April 30 2009

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.


Thursday, December 18 2008

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.


Tuesday, November 28 2006

The Fountain

The Fountain worries too much about crafting its symbols... to have time for Tom and Izzi's lives.


Wednesday, November 22 2006

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Requiem for a Dream (2000)


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