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More Human than Human or, Do Atheists Dream of Electric Sheep?

Your opinion on whether Deckard is human or replicant might offer insight into your philosophy regarding morality, and even existence. Continue reading




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Taxi Driver: 40 Thoughts for 40 Years

Taxi Driver may be the most important American film, and 40 years later, it still talks to us.




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Looking Back at the Abyss: Reflections on Binge-Watching “Hannibal”

Binge-watching Hannibal gets to be a pretty harrowing affair. Hear why.




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White God and the Shelter Dogs

A look at a new Hungarian film.




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Serving Time In Sonic Youth

You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again!




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Coming in 2015: Trailing Sexual Politics

In Hollywood films, what the woman wants, what the woman’s thinking, doesn’t matter nearly as much as what the man wants.




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In Defense of Disco

At its height, the “Disco Sucks” movement drew fifty-nine thousand people to a Chicago stadium to watch a shock jock explode LPs, inciting a full-on riot of mostly white dudes. WTF? Our Robert Burke Warren, who became enamored of disco in the lusty confines of a Catholic school broom closet, writes about the music that arrived at the same time as his teens, and how it inspired him.




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The Flaw In the Force: The Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas tried his best to keep 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special from ever being seen, but the Internet has bested him. Robert Burke Warren gives a kind overview to this perceived blight on Lucas’ legacy, and suggests you do the same. After all, it’s Christmas! (And/or Life Day.)




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20 Thoughts on Pulp Fiction on the Occasion of that Film’s 20th Anniversary

It’s the one that says Bad Motherfucker.




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