Monday, June 11, 2001
Blow

Blow

Blow Me Down

Johnny Depp proves to be the best Clinton impersonator this side of Hollywood, deftly portraying the rise and fall of the former President.

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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.

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Saturday, June 16, 2001

A.I.

“A.I. is not about the future of robots and our Faustian bargain with technology. It’s about what middle-class parents want, expect, and feel they deserve out of their children: perfection. David doesn’t need food, he doesn’t use the bathroom, he doesn’t need to be trained in morals or manners or, really, anything. He’s the perfect child, tailor-made to your particular neuroses. But even perfect children have their weaknesses and shortcomings; they inescapably place demands on their parents.” (Read Mercer Schuchardt, “A.I.O.U.,”  The Wilberforce Forum, 2001)

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