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Snapshots of 2015’s Films & Television

I had a goal this year of blogging about every new film I saw. I tried to space these out so I’d only post one or two a week, and with bumping some posting slots for other things that’s pushed … Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending [2015]

It would be easy to take a dim view of this utterly bonkers “Science Fiction” epic; if you’re coming to this from the basically modern tradition of realistic narrative cinema, you’re going to be disappointed. We have been seduced by … Continue reading

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Baudrillard and the Matrix

Baudrillard argues that as a species and individuals, mankind has lost touch with reality. This is most easily observed, I think, on the grand scale of international finance, where money once meant a physical good that could be empirically quantified, … Continue reading

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KapCon 20 End-note: The Matrix Still Has You

[10/2/13: I wrote these detailed after-action reports for KapCon 20 and put them behind a firewall because I thought they were too difficult for publication. After 2 years, I feel like they are now distant enough that they can be … Continue reading

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KapCon 20 Preamble: The Matrix Has You

[10/2/13: I wrote these detailed after-action reports for KapCon 20 and put them behind a firewall because I thought they were too difficult for publication. After 2 years, I feel like they are now distant enough that they can be … Continue reading

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The Matrix [1999]

I watched this again the other night. There’s always a slight risk with such massively popular and influential movies that they’ll fade with time. Especially with movies with such a strong “gimmick”. I have to say though, that I enjoyed … Continue reading

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