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Parks and Recreation’s greatest scene

By Aristophanes  •  December 10, 2017

What can a goofy NBC comedy tell us about the benefits of amiable insincerity?


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1950s Hercules falls far from the tree

By Hermes  •  November 25, 2017

The muscleman-era film is hardly a faithful adaptation of the original Greco-Roman myth.


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Ben-Hur: Different worlds intertwined

By Hermes  •  November 1, 2017

The classic film symbolizes the tension, and ultimate unification, of Roman and Jewish life.


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Don’t reward ‘Rick and Morty’ fans for Szechuan antics

By Hermes  •  October 10, 2017

Szechuan Saturday is a day that will live in infamy.


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Blade Runner 2049’s style bucks blockbuster trend

By Aristophanes  •  October 9, 2017 

Rarely, if ever, do we see a big-budget film so intelligently composed.


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Rick and Morty: Ranking Season 3

By Hermes and Aristophanes  •  October 7, 2017 

Hermes and Aristophanes review the show’s third season.


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BoJack Horseman explores mental illness in a way never seen on TV

By Hermes  •  October 6, 2017 

Hermes reviews BoJack Horseman Season 4, exploring the series’ take on mental illness.


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Blade Runner: Expression through restraint

By Aristophanes  •  October 4, 2017

The long-awaited Blade Runner sequel is upon us. Here’s another look at the original’s iconic style.


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Rick and Morty: POTUS vs. Rick

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  October 2, 2017

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E10: “The Rickchurian Mortydate.”


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Rick and Morty: Beth scares us all

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  September 27, 2017

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E9: “The ABCs of Beth.”


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Life of Pi: A film to make you believe in God

By Aristophanes  •  September 24, 2017

In Life of Pi, a boy travels across the sea as the viewer embarks on a spiritual odyssey.


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The Graduate: How music sets a tone

By Aristophanes  •  September 23, 2017

The film’s soundtrack is subtle and rich, brimming with life but speaking of death.


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Rebel Without a Cause: Melodrama as a stylistic mode

By Aristophanes  •  September 22, 2017

The film is about nothing — and that’s why it’s so brilliant.


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Rick and Morty: Summer gets serious

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  September 19, 2017

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E8: “Morty’s Mind Blowers.”


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Rick and Morty: Kallipolis in the Citadel

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  September 13, 2017

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E7: “The Ricklantis Mixup.”


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How Hollywood can succeed in Japan

By Aristophanes  •  September 12, 2017

Japan houses the second-largest foreign market for American films. Hollywood should expand its dominance in the Land of the Rising Sun.


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Citizen Kane’s prying lens

By Aristophanes  •  September 7, 2017

Orson Welles’ iconic film represents voyeuristic camerawork at its finest.


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Rick and Morty: Addicted to our own limitations

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  August 30, 2017

In this week’s chat, Aristophanes and Hermes discuss S3E6: “Rest and Ricklaxation.”


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BoJack Horseman: 9 stories to follow

By Hermes  •  August 27, 2017

On the heels of the new season 4 trailer, Hermes describes nine plotlines to follow.


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Nazi Germany knew how to edit

By Aristophanes  •  August 25, 2017

Propagandist films, such as Triumph of the Will, hijack the human psyche with associative editing.


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Rick and Morty: Is Jerry on the way out?

By Aristophanes and Hermes  •  August 22, 2017

Aristophanes and Hermes discuss Rick and Morty S3E5: “The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy.”


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Dr. Strangelove: Setting a scene with light and shadow

By Aristophanes  •  August 19, 2017

The 1960s comedy enhances its satire through stunning monochromatic cinematography.