Monday, July 29, 2002
Nike Presto Shoe (not a chicken)

Le Poulet en Colère

Le Critique en Colère

Nike’s angry chicken chases the pretentious art snob, but criticism survives for another day.

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Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys

Us or Them

Terry Gilliam’s introduction to Heidegger’s Being and Time starring Bruce Willis as the prophet of authenticity.

Sunday, July 28, 2002
Amélie

Amélie

From Crumb to Crumpet: A Story of Demand

Amélie discovers the magic of Marketing and becomes a product. Don’t you just want to consume her?

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The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears

None of All Our Fears

Hollywood saves us from the neo-Nazis. Don’t you feel better now?

Saturday, July 20, 2002
Minority Report

Minority Report

My God, look what Ralph Nader’s done to the world!

Steven Spielberg’s diatribe against Ralph Nader, a far-flung vision of our dystopian, Al Gore-less future. The dire consequences of the 2000 Bush victory as dreamed into a paranoid future by a moderate liberal.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002
Planet of the Jews

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Jews

Tim Burton apes The Ten Commandments and reformats the Old Testament as a continuous, hairy loop.

Friday, July 12, 2002
La vie rêvée des anges

The Europeans

A touching homage to the continental coming-of-age film. Come, hear our ecstatic cries. We beg you.

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Other Recent Long Stuff

Up
Sympathy for the Devil
Watchmen
The Maltese Falcon
Neo’s Passport
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A Copy of a Copy of a Copy
The Dreamers
The Dreamers
Reading Inland Empire

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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