Essays

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Fame and misfortune

When an artist commits a vile act, is it necessarily reflected in the art they produce? If a wicked man paints a portrait, is…

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Robocop and reality: a brave old world

Last August Neil Blomkammp’s Elysium hit screens across North America. It’s a dystopian vision of the future that sees working classes living in overpopulated…

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An open letter to Richard Linklater

Dear Mr. Linklater, It’s now been 20 years since you made Dazed and Confused, one of those very rare films that not only captured something…

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Anti-heroes and indie comic adaptations

Though the North American/Hollywood market is saturated with caped crusaders flying across IMAX screens, there are more than just big budget Marvel/DC adaptations in…

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Family on film

One of the most compelling and elastic subjects in all of creative fiction is the family. It is a common denominator across different cultures, generations,…