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Monstre Hulot

by August 1st, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV » Creative » Reference »

Monstre Hulot A rare 1978 french film in which auteur Jacques Tati once more takes on the role of Monsieur Hulot, this time doing battle with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein by quietly, but comically walking around them in large modern spaces.

Rubber – Koyaanisqatsi Starring a Tire for No Reason

by July 8th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

A scene from RUBBER, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing. I recently watched the movie RUBBER and absolutely loved it. I wish I could tell you why… …but I am afraid that in doing so, I might spoil the movie for you. It is not that there is some radical plot twist or […]

Richard Ayoade’s Submarine – Another Way to Come of Age

by July 7th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

The newly released coming-of-age story, Submarine is a lot like the movie Amelie, but instead of starring the impish Audrey Tautou, it stars a 15 year old action figure of teenage male introspection, Craig Roberts as main character Oliver Tate; and instead of being set in a sepia-rich, fantasy Paris, Submarine is submersed in an […]

Cinecittà: The Myth of Persistence of Vision

by April 13th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

Should Cinecittà, the legendary Italian film studio, be kept alive by government funds? I think the answer to one simple question can decide that. “When does the next really good Fellini movie come out?” Oh…never, you say? Well…looks like you’re a fucking Walmart then… As a totally-for-real, bonafide, you-betcha, no-kidding Italian citizen (sure…) I feel […]

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