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The Dark Knight: Why So Confusing?

Over at PressPlay, the great Jim Emerson took the time to analyze in detail the famously spectacular -and notoriously bewildering- big action scene in The Dark Knight that shows with great precision what is wrong with Christopher Nolan as an action … Continue reading

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Everything is *still* a remix

Independent filmmaker Kirby Ferguson has been putting out a series of video essays on different aspects of how everything original is actually recycled from something else. In the first episode of “Everything is a Remix,” he focused mostly on rock … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Star Wars Prequels

Red Letter Media’s epic seven-part video essay on Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace has been making the internet rounds for quite a while now, and seemed like a bizarro one-off tour de force that somehow combined genuine film criticism … Continue reading

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Zombies vs. Vampires

Now that the horror genre has been entirely mainstream for several years now, the zombie trope is slowly being eclipsed by the vampires of True Blood, Twilight, etc. An essential starting point for understanding the zombie genre is this piece … Continue reading

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The Dialectics of Do the Right Thing

Another brilliant video essay courtesy of Matt Zoller Seitz, this one on the dialectical nature of Spike Lee’s classic Do the Right Thing, which is indeed about ‘more than race.’ [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYGOuVsC%5D

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Tarantino and Food

Revisiting a whole bunch of Tarantino films in the last few weeks in tandem with the home video release of Inglourious Basterds, I was struck once again by the crucial role food has played in his movies throughout his career. … Continue reading

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Agents of Chaos

Once again, a Dark Knight-related YouTube clip pushes me towards an eternally-overdue blog update. This time it’s a new video essay by Film Freak Central reviewer Jefferson Robins, whose Agents of Chaos brings an entirely new perspective to the film … Continue reading

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