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Culture Warrior: Mickey, Sean, and Paul Haggis Progressivism

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First of all I need to preface this post by saying that I don’t believe the Oscars matter in the least. Sure, they’re fun to vote on, discuss, and are (apparently) a great excuse to party on a boat, but, ultimately, whoever takes home the gold at the end of the night only matters to those who actually attended the ceremony.

Culture Warrior: Camp with a Straight Face

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Cylons and Big Transforming Robots are being elevated from low camp to serious stories. Only in 2007 could those in their twenties and early thirties want to revisit the 1980s.

Culture Warrior: The Limits of Performance

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For better or for worse, filmic performances are often determined by an unavoidable cultural weight as well as increasingly mediating technological factors that go largely unacknowledged or unrecognized by critics or audiences as an actual part of the performance.

Culture Warrior: The New Wave of Cinematic Optimism

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In our brand new feature, our brand new contributor Landon Palmer condenses his PhD-worthy knowledge to tackle the current state of cinema and what it has to say about all of us.

The Curious Case of The Dark Knight’s DVD Special Features

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Like many of you, I was excited about The Dark Knight finally coming to Blu-ray and DVD. But as you may know by now, the release’s special features are oddly void of some things that fans might have enjoyed…

Fall in Love with Greta Garbo in Ninotchka

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1939 is celebrated as one of the greatest single years of cinematic achievement in the history of the art. In honor of that Golden Era, I wanted to spotlight perhaps the least known Best Picture nominee of that year – Ninotchka.