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Oscar Mardell on the true meaning of Christmas Evil

Oscar Mardell on the true meaning of Christmas Evil

Harry enters a fugue state and comes to identify as none other than Santa himself...

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Hannes Schumacher on Les maîtres fous and Koriam’s Law

Hannes Schumacher on Les maîtres fous and Koriam’s Law

On a Sunday morning, practitioners of the Hauka sect leave the city to participate in a unique ritual in the countryside...

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Glamour, Greed, Decadence, Murder

Glamour, Greed, Decadence, Murder

The colonial Kenya narrative with the strongest retrospective stamp is the 1982 book White Mischief...

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L.A. Brecht

L.A. Brecht

Among the exiles Brecht found in Hollywood was his old co-worker, Peter Lorre...

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Train!

Train!

The capacity for trains to amaze inspired one of the longest running urban legends of the cinematic medium...

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Modern Mexico’s Female Filmmakers

Modern Mexico’s Female Filmmakers

Propelled by drug wars and battles between cartels for new territory since the 1980s, how can art or culture reflect such a terrifying threat?

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A Movie to Remember

A Movie to Remember

The Titanic fascinates filmmakers because it has everything a dramatist could ever want: heroism, sacrifice, decency...

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Spherebox 360

Spherebox 360

Departing from the human body, first to the abstraction of the size of the earth...

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Excellent

Excellent

I named my first pets — two zebra finches — Wayne and Garth...

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A Sound All of Its Own

A Sound All of Its Own

Blow Out contains premonitions galore about where conspiratorial thinking, and the technology that encourages it, ultimately leads us...

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Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

When does a life become a story, a narrative legible to those outside it?

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