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Pixar and the Ambivalence of Nostalgia

June 21, 2013
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Pixar and the Ambivalence of Nostalgia

With the release of "Monster's University," Pixar takes the next step in nostalgic tendencies, but has this stifled their innovation and creativity?
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vices?

June 7, 2013
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vices?

Casting news on Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' leads to a reflection on his past work, authorship, and his own inherent vices.
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Star Trek into (Fandom’s) Darkness

December 24, 2012
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Star Trek into (Fandom’s) Darkness

If Star Trek was once a foundation for the idea of taking fans seriously, then today it might simply be a sad commentary on fandom’s token function within the industry, another form of “crowdsourcing,” a destructive marriage based on the contradictory feelings of mutual dependence and contempt.
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On Prometheus and post-television cinema

June 15, 2012
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On Prometheus and post-television cinema

Is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus a half-baked pile of philosophical babble, or is it more seductively an early harbinger of a kind of post-television cinematic narrative—filmmaking in the age of television?
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