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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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Guilty Pleasures: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Kirk: What does God need with a starship? McCoy: Jim, what are you doing? Kirk: I’m asking a question. “God”: Who is this creature? Kirk: Who am I? Don’t you know? Aren’t you God? Out of all the original cast Star Trek films, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is the one that seems to regularly […]

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Triple Bill: Captains Courageous

  In the first of an occasional theme, we look at films that, thematically, visually, organically, fit together as an ideal triple bill. A BLT sandwhich of films, if you will. I’d like to kick things off with three films that mesh together in several interesting ways, all high adventures of the best kind: Master […]

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