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Celebrating SUPERGIRL

Following a recent discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of superhero movies, triggered by my surprisingly positive response to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, I was reminded of the first time I live-tweeted a screening of the objectively terrible but totally awesome Supergirl (1984) … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Blu-rays of 2016

As part of what must be a swiftly-diminishing subculture of movie lovers who still buy stuff on shiny discs, I thought I’d mimic Film Freak Central editor-in-chief, film critic extraordinaire, and all-around good guy Bill Chambers and do my own Top 10 … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (V)

Over the past week, I’ve assembled a long list of films that I thought might be appropriate choices for reflecting on Trump’s presidential campaign, and what I still can’t see as anything but the dystopian nightmare of an actual Trump administration. The themes … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (II)

As the second thematic section of my work-in-progress post-election film studies syllabus, I have selected a few films that engage with the ongoing commercialization of media. Already a huge problem for the democratic process in all capitalist countries, the growing involvement of capital in … Continue reading

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Popular Seriality: Coming in at the End

For reasons unknown, my longtime Facebook friend and all-around terrific human being Frank Kelleter invited me to Berlin for the international conference on Popular Seriality, an academic event that ended a long-running project funded by the German Research Foundation. While I … Continue reading

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‘Must-Watch’ TV and immaterial labor

Sure, we’ve all bought into the ‘New Golden Age of TV’ rhetoric that has come to surround the past 15 years of prestige drama, esp. on premium cable channels like HBO. Yet television, which in my experience at least was mostly associated … Continue reading

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Writing is Hell

A few weeks back, I decided to force myself into production mode for my book Tales of Empire, the manuscript of which is due in October. My semester being as busy as it is with teaching, other writing and editing jobs, public lectures, and another … Continue reading

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