Sunday, May 01, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Pearls Before Swine

An action-adventure movie based on a kids ride at a theme park is hiding a real national treasure.

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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.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Overheard on Twitter

@craigmod: Exercise: Replace names as needed, read reviews of The Tree of Life as reviews for The Hangover II.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The movie map…

of the best 250 films of all time.  Certainly a lot to argue about, but still a good primer if you’re just beginning to see film for what it’s worth.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Future According to Film

Violence, shenanigans, and Taco Bell.  This infograph will help you prepare accordingly.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday, Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane turns 70 this month.  Is Kane actually Kurtz, from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of DarknessNigel Andrews reflects

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Is Osama’s Screen Presence Voldemort?

Eerie links between the two.  And all this time we thought Osama was being played by Randall Boggs…

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Metaphilm’s 10th Anniversary: May 2001 - May 2011

Metaphilm this month celebrates 10 years of not reviewing films, but interpreting them. We’ve kept going because you’ve kept us going. Thanks for bookmarking, reading, writing, and recommending our site. 

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