The Buying of the Light: An Eerie Debut on Consumption and Corporeality

The Buying of the Light: An Eerie Debut on Consumption and Corporeality

By Joe Blessing

Kleeman's You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is a powerfully feminine and disturbingly organic contribution to the literature of consumerism. 31 May 2016 // 9:30 AM

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

// Moving Pixels

"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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