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World of Horror

Bottoms Up

Enraged Filmgoers: The Wages of Faith?

Job, The Movie


Disney’s PR Office Gloating…

Ikea-Phobia and Fight Club

The Word, According to John

Être et Avoir

Metropolitan and Mansfield Park

The Celluloid Presidency

Did Big Fish Kill Spalding Gray?

Ghost World

Loving the Hulk

Special Effects Become Mannerist

A List of Philosophical Films

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The Wilhelm Scream

Beyond Thumbs Up or Down

The Passion of the Christ

Cinema Comes Full Circle

Death of Story

Rage, Rage

Bruce Almighty



Interpreters Wanted

Big Fish

Irresistible Revisionist Historiography

A Brief History of Las Vegas

The Last Samurai

Mystic River

‘That’s What I’m Tolkien About!’



Boomer ‘Revisionists’

Miracle on 34th Street

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Redemption of Guilt

J. R. R. Tolkien, Enemy of Progress

Groundhog Almighty

Fight Club

Finding Nemo

Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Economics Lost in Translation

The Sensitive Guys’ Guide to Mayhem and Death


May I have a show of hands?

Marshall McLuhan, Film Interpreter

On Good Movies

Stone Reader Succeeds

Whit Stillman, Class Clown

Matrix Revolutions, The Corporate Mofo Guide

Every Man a Demiurge

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Haunted Hollywood

Bleating the Matrix

The Matrix Revolutions

If Pigs Could Fly

Lynch Goes from Twin Peaks to World Peace

The Matrix as hip philosophy textbook

The Salma Hayek vs. Friedrich Hayek Scorecard


Hop into History

What compels us to visit The Exorcist?


Anything Else

City of Angels Film Festival, Oct 23-26



A Festival for the Rest of Us


The Lion King


Bruce Almighty

Why Buffy Kicked Ass

Movie Therapy


Pulp Fiction

Masked and Anonymous

Here and Hereafter

Christ Figures in the Movies

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Animatrix

Cat People

Movies That Trick Us

The Matrix: Reloaded

Fight Club’s Hidden Conflict

Save Us!

Fight Club

The Matrix: Reloaded, Re-Decoded

Poetic License and Geography


The Rings of Tolkien and Plato

The Way We Were

Face of an Angel

Tolkien’s Green Time

The Pretentious Summer Superhero

Finding Hulko

Lights, Camera, Action. Marxism, Semiotics, Narratology.

Pirates of the Caribbean

28 Days Later

Sunny Side Up

Banner Wrath

Legally Arnold

Ideology Reloaded

Pentium Matrix

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