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American Sniper and Socially-Conscious Criticism

Jamie Weinman’s piece on socially conscious criticism got me thinking about the flaws of the approach: it has a preference for bluntness over subtlety. I’m reminded on one relatively recent example: the years-old debate about whether American Sniper was too … Continue reading

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Interesting Lists

The following are interesting lists that I’ve found on the internet over the last few weeks. Part of the reason for the post is to make it easier to find this stuff later. Paste Magazine gave a list of the … Continue reading

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The Review That Got Me To Check Out “Only Angels Have Wings”

Barnes & Noble currently has a 50% off sale on Criterion collection Blu-Rays and DVDs. One of the Criterion collections I picked up was Howard Hawk’s 1939 film Only Angels Have Wings, largely due to a review by Mike D’Angelo … Continue reading

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That other movie about a child’s view of Louisiana

The similarities between Ben Zeitlin’s Best Picture/ Best Director/ Best Actress nominated Beasts of the Suthern Wild, and Robert J. Flaherty‘s Louisiana Story, once one of the most acclaimed movies ever, and now an example of how tastes in film have changed significantly.. Continue reading

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