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The Wrath Aquatic: How Zissou Reflects Khan’s Kirk

I recently re-watched The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou in its entirety for the first time since its original release. This time around I found it a more entertaining, less wilfully obtuse experience, relaxed in its own world building and themes, weighty beneath the whimsy. There is quite a bit one could discuss about the […]

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Forget About It Sanchez, It’s Rushmore

Wes Anderson’s films often seem to exist in hermetically sealed bubbles of wilful whimsy, with a measure of sangfroid and melancholia just beneath. One environment perfectly skewed to such an approach is that of our school days. Although you’ve never had school days like these. With Rushmore, the curtains open, as if in one of […]

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A Video Tribute To Deadwood, By Matt Zoller Seitz

Editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.Com and New York magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz is a self confessed devotee of David Milch’s western drama, Deadwood. So much so that he has, together with editor Steven Santos, and Jim Beaver on voiceover duties (who played Ellsworth in the show),made a video essay on the show to mark the […]

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