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Culture Warrior: The Odd and Wonderful Movie Career of Michael Jackson

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While it may seem a little nonsensical at first for a movie site of all places to participate in giving the late King of Pop his due regard, it seems to me that on closer examination, the music and celebrity persona of Michael Jackson has played a significant but largely unexamined role in influencing cinematic expression.

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What Makes a Sam Mendes Film?

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Film scholar Landon Palmer examines five early entries into the filmography of Sam Mendes.

Culture Warrior: What Makes a Sam Mendes Film?

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This week’s Culture Warrior tries to figure out what common theme connects five films made by one of our most talented contemporary filmmakers. From American Beauty to Away We Go.

DVD’s I Bought This Week: June 16th

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves betting on the ponies. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs.

Culture Warrior: Kubrick’s ‘2001’ vs. Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’

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With the weekend’s release of the much-celebrated sci-fi indie Moon, Culture Warrior compares and contrasts two classic films of the genre made by two essential filmmakers.

DVD’s I Bought This Week: June 9th

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves working as a professional hitman who targets women and children only because movies and books tell him they’re an untapped niche market. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVD’s.

Culture Warrior: ‘Up’ and Pixar’s Cinema of Attractions

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Now that everyone and their talking dog has seen Up, it’s time to look at its context within film history and in the legacy of Pixar.