Monthly Archives: August 2015

MISTRESS AMERICA

Roughly two-thirds into Mistress America a series of characters criticize another’s short story. Mainly for being shallow plagiarism, but of all the harsh criticism hurled at the author, the line, “Just like the rest of your generation; everything a pastiche” … Continue reading

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STEAK (R)EVOLUTION

Of all the fine cuisine options the world provides, nothing seems quite as ubiquitously unique as the steak dinner. The preparation of this culinary staple can range greatly from locale to locale, but the results are essentially the same: high … Continue reading

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THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) is like Teflon. No matter what situation Allan finds himself in, he can slide out as easily as he slid in. He’s been doing it since day one, and on day 36,525, Allan slides right out … Continue reading

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BEING EVEL

There truly wasn’t anyone like Evel Knievel. His motorcycle was his weapon, but what did he combat? Gravity, I suppose. For what purpose? Political? Maybe. Celebrity, fame and fortune? Probably. Destrudo? Definitely. Even the name was a creation, a gift … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES THINGS

If there is a type of indie film that has become incredibly tired and in need of a makeover, it is the adult beginner movie, e.g. the pre-mid-life crisis where someone learns to stop focusing on career and cherish the … Continue reading

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HIPPOCRATES: DIARY OF A FRENCH DOCTOR

If there is one great frustration of the modern world, it is that all enterprises are businesses. Be it entertainment, politics, legal, educational or other, the bottom line is that no matter what the trade, money must be made. This … Continue reading

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MERU

In the past decade, cameras have become smaller, more portable and more affordable. They can easily be taken to the farthest corners of the Earth and bring back pristine images for all to see. Mounted on helmets and long poles, … Continue reading

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