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Night of the Living Dead

A few days ago, I co-hosted a screening of Night of the Living Dead for our school’s “American Studies” and “Philosophy and Religion” student clubs. My main job was to briefly introduce the movie by waxing eloquent on the history … Continue reading

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The New World

This year and last, I showed this 2005 film to my AP Language and Composition class, I suppose for two reasons.  First (the less noble reason) – this time of year is extremely busy because of the Debate team travel … Continue reading

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about movies

1.i remember that in a discussion with hitchcock,truffaut was comparing the way hitchcok shot a scene in one of his movies,and the way the same scene was shot by some american director who remade that movie.the scene was two guys talking … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Box

Some movies, despite whatever virtues they possess, suffer from a fatal flaw that leads the reflective viewer to judge the movie an artistic failure.  It’s hard to articulate the point precisely but I expect readers of this blog have experienced … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

I was tempted not to see this movie, assuming it would be just another hipster-doofus romance in Michael Cera’s increasingly arrested film development. And Scott Pilgrim certainly is that. But I’m happy to report that it’s also a remarkably inventive … Continue reading

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Spanning Time

There’s a fun discussion of Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo 66 over at the AV Club — including a clip of the great photo-booth scene. I was struck by the fact that Scott Tobias seemed very concerned that his readers’ lack of … Continue reading

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American Remakes

A propos of Nates’ recent post about the american remake of the Swedish Let The Right One In, a survey question for OPers.  Name the top three American remakes of foreign films.

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Let Me In

I’ve just heard that they’ve made an English version of the Swedish film, Let the Right One In. The original, which David introduced me to, is incredible. It’s kind of a vampire coming of age story, but that really doesn’t … Continue reading

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Inception

Coercion is likely to be more effective when the victim doesn’t realize he is being coerced.  This is one of the main themes in Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Inception, which I saw Monday night with high expectations.  In Nolan’s movie, … Continue reading

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Adventureland

A while ago, Josh recommended the movie, Adventureland.  I had a chance to see it while home this week and was very impressed.  (Imagine setting out to make a movie about a young man losing his virginity–how many generic pitfalls … Continue reading

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