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My DVD wallet: Comfort movies for an extended trip.

As many of you may know, I have just returned from a month-long trip to Boston to do research for my dissertation project, Ten Years of Winter. If you read my … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Why don’t they just catch a cab?: “The Warriors” and the world’s most unforgiving plot hole.

This is bound to be a bit of a controversial post, because in it I’m going to take on a cultural artifact that inspires a strangely vehement mythos: the 1979 … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

The amazing galactic toy empire: the story of the original Star Wars action figures.

If you grew up in the late 1970s or during the 1980s in America or many other countries around the world, chances are very good that you had Star Wars action … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

My open letter to Hollywood: enough superhero movies! Stop it!

Dear Hollywood: You and I have been friends for a very long time. Since I was born, really. Movies have been such a huge part of my life, and although … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Going both ways in Mexico: Y Tu Mamá También and bisexuality.

Not long ago I re-watched Y Tu Mamá También, the wonderful 2001 film by landmark Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. This film has always been one of my favorites since the first time I … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mashup Storypitch: “Annie Hall, Episode IV: A New Hope.”

This is the fourth in a series of blogs I’m calling “Mashup Storypitches,” where I take two or more stories from popular culture–movies, books or TV shows–that share a trivial commonality, … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Donald Duck and Wartime Propaganda

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 9th of June 1934, Donald Duck debuted in Disney’s The Wise Little Hen, which was part of the Silly…

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dennis Hopper: The Man Who Went Looking For America…

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 29th of May 2010, American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist Dennis Lee Hopper died in Venice, California. Known in…

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The organic blockbuster: the original release of “Star Wars.”

Today, May 25, is a hallowed day for science fiction geeks everywhere. On this day in 1977, 37 years ago, the original Star Wars premiered. After nearly 40 years of rereleases, … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

‘Heart of Darkness’ in ‘Citizen Kane’

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 1st of May 1941, the American drama film Citizen Kane, had its premiere in New York City. The film…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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