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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.


Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gospel According to James (Cameron)

Ross Douthat nails it on the head this crassmas season:  “Avatar” is Cameron’s long apologia for pantheism — a faith that equates God with Nature, and calls humanity into religious communion with the natural world.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Fuhrer and the Avatar

Avatar sucks according to Adolf.

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Your Life Is About To Change

One of the most stunning pieces of fan-criticism of Star Wars in the entire galaxy:  Why The Phantom Menace was so unspeakably bad, and why the pro… proto…protagonize…protogo, uh, main character, is non-existent.  Worth every minute of the ten years it took to produce this review.

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