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Adapting an Askance Perspective: Philip K. Dick on Film
Dario Llinares delves into Philip K. Dick's cinematic legacy...
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Published on October 25, 2012
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Against 'Ambiguity': On the Ending of The Dark Knight Rises
James MacDowell argues that certain forms of 'ambiguity' are more defensible than others...
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Published on August 19, 2012
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Alexander Revisited: Assessing the Director's Cut
Kevin Pearson examines Stone's new DVD version of his maligned epic, and discovers a great film hidden beneath the theatrical cut...
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Published on March 25, 2007
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Andersonland
Wes Anderson offers a troubling refuge from the real world...
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Published on June 17, 2012
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And the Winner is...
Now the dust has settled on awards season, Patrick Pilkington considers how the winners fit in to broader historical trends
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Published on March 08, 2016
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Apocalypse and Optimism in Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland
Cat Lester explores the differing treatment of dystopia and optimism in Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland
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Published on June 23, 2015
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Artificial Anxiety: Computer Chess and Her
These two formally distinct films question what it means to be human within modern information culture
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Published on July 12, 2014
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A Sense of an Ending: Take Shelter's Inconclusive Apocalypse
The pleasures of depictions of the end of the world...
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Published on March 10, 2012
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Avengers Dissemble: A Polemic
Are superhero movies all problematic at their core...?
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Published on June 10, 2012
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