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Insert Title Here

The title of a movie or a book is usually the first thing an audience encounters, but for me at least, it’s one of the last things I come up with. I’ll have a placeholder that I can refer to … Continue reading

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Yes, But Is It Art?

Were you confused about what Patton Oswalt was doing in this bit from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee? Fear not, for I shall explain. Patton’s costume and sleight of hand routines (coins, keys, and cards) are all nods to a movie called F … Continue reading

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Crossing Hitchcock

There’s a lot to talk about in the work of Alfred Hitchcock. His style has become lauded and influential. Even his silhouette is instantly recognizable. The themes and characters in his films have given psychoanalysts at least as much to … Continue reading

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Every Frame a Painting

If you haven’t seen Tony Zhou’s channel, Every Frame a Painting, you should definitely check it out. A few of his best videos have already gone viral, including this one about the comedy of Edgar Wright, and this one about … Continue reading

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I May not Know Much About Art, But I Know What I Like!

Dan Kois has provoked a rather tame debate among critical circles with this essay, where he explains why he didn’t like Meek’s Cutoff: It’s slow and boring. Manhola Dargis and A.O. Scott responded by saying that maybe “slow and boring … Continue reading

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