Saturday, March 24, 2001
The Matrix, baby pod

The Matrix

The most thorough analysis of The Matrix on the Internet.

The essay that started Metaphilm. Enter, if you dare . . .

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Monday, March 12, 2001
Buzz Lightyear

Toy Story

Beyond Buzz Lightyear

The spiritual delusion of Buzz Lightyear.

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Sunday, March 11, 2001
The Last Days of Disco

Lady and the Tramp

An Excerpt from The Last Days of Disco.

Whit Stillman’s famous interpretation of Disney’s primer on love and marriage.

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Fight Club still featuring Hobbes the tiger

Fight Club

The Return of Hobbes

Hobbes is reborn as Tyler to save “Jack” (a grown-up Calvin) from the slough of un-comic despair.

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Saturday, March 10, 2001
Michael Douglas in The Game

The Game

It’s Always Quite a Fall

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? The game of life turns out to be about dying.

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Neo’s Passport
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The Dreamers

Books to Phlog

Understanding Jaques EllulUnderstanding Jacques Ellul, by Greenman, Schuchardt, and Toly, will be of special interest to Metaphilm readers as Jacques Ellul understood cinema as one of the chief tools of propaganda used by the state to distract the masses from that which matters.


Wednesday, February 28, 2001


Hannibal Lecter’s Harrowing of Hell. "From the Inferno to Paradise with a cannibal pilgrim."           A web interpretation from Killing           the Buddha.

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