Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Monster's Ball--Monster Balls

Monster’s Ball

Monster Balls

Bad news for race relations as Hollywood validates the not-so-subliminal desires of the white man for the black woman.

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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Delusion

A mathematician imagines that there is more to life than what can be touched, but it’s just his schizophrenia talking.

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Monday, April 15, 2002
Training Day

Training Day

Like Father, Like Son?

Denzel Washington stars as George Herbert Walker Bush discovering the consequences of training your son to be the world’s traffic cop.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Memento: Now I Remember


Now I Remember

Guy Pierce stars in an homage to the Post-It note.

Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Sympathy for the Devil
The Maltese Falcon
Neo’s Passport
The Dark Knight
A Copy of a Copy of a Copy
The Dreamers
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.


Tuesday, April 09, 2002


Trainspotting is a contemporary Confessions that stops short at Book III. Renton understands about as much about himself at the end of the film as Augustine did in his early manhood at Carthage.” —”It’s Heavy, Man,” by J. A. Hanson, Regeneration Quarterly 2.4 (1996).

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