Saturday, May 18, 2002
Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Darko and the Light

A disturbed student walks into the light.

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Friday, May 17, 2002
Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Sexual habits of the North American Wall-crawler

Why the Green Goblin is the archetypical villain of the Viagra generation—and other sticky issues.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002
Gandalf, Frodo, and co. at the Gates of Moria

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Ph.D.?

Epic quest or allegory of the Ph.D. process? Find out in this popular British interpretation from somewhere on the Internet.

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Other Recent Long Stuff

A Serious Man
Up
Sympathy for the Devil
Watchmen
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.

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It may actually be long After Midnight
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