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Inside A Scene: Mad Men (The Doorway)

One of my favorite memories from college was watching the series finale of Mad Men with a few friends on the big screen in my university’s Cinema and Media Arts building. When everything faded, we sat there in the glow of the projector trying to find words for what had just ended. I don’t know…Read On

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Inside A Scene: Mulholland Drive

More than any director, David Lynch has figured out how to capture the disorienting logic and nightmarish sensibility of a dream on celluloid. His entire career has been defined by puzzle box narratives, ones that seem fragmented upon an initial viewing but come together quite nicely through introspection and thematic implication. Perhaps the apex of…Read On

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Inside A Scene: Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 has shouldered quite a bit of abuse over the years. Widely mocked for its tonal shifts and surplus of plot threads, it is often regarded as an unsatisfying failure to conclude Sam Raimi’s trilogy about the titular wall-crawler. Coming off the heels of Spider-Man 2, easily the greatest superhero movie of all time…Read On

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A Quiet Place: The Most Republican Film Hollywood Has Made In Years

“You can’t say anything anymore without someone jumping down your throat,” so claim both social conservatives tired of political correctness and everyone in A Quiet Place, John Krasinski’s new sci-fi horror film. And what happens if you do try to say something anymore? So far as conservatives are concerned, a social media mob comes to harang…Read On