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Charlie Chaplin and Truly Modern Times

By Daniel Warner Source: CounterPunch Acrobat, musician, composer, clown, mime, movie star, director and producer, Academy Award winner for lifetime achievement, but still driven from the United States for his backing of the Soviet Union, Charlie Chaplin should need little … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: First Reformed

Synopsis by A24 Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Faces of the Enemy

Description from California Newsreel: As relevant today as when it was first released, Faces of the Enemy follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize their enemies to justify the inhumanity of war. Using archival … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Now and No One Knows What to Do With It

By Pattern Theory Source: Modern Mythology Cyberpunk broke science fiction. Creeping in alongside the commercialization of the internet, it extrapolated the corruption and dysfunction of its present into a brutal and interconnected future that remained just a heartbeat away. Cyberpunk … Continue reading

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Our age of horror

In this febrile cultural moment filled with fear of the Other, horror has achieved the status of true art By M M Owen Source: aeon In Ray Bradbury’s horror short story, ‘The Next in Line’ (1955), a woman visits the … Continue reading

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The Age of Ego

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Hegel’s conception of history taught us that the meaning of history was the liberation of the individual through his or her recognition as a fully autonomous rational person. Indeed, since the French Revolution, the Age … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: An Open Secret

“An Open Secret” (2014) is a documentary film about Hollywood child sexual abuse directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil). The film features interviews with victimized performers, who were targeted when they were young boys (including Corey Feldman and … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Terror: Mark Steven’s ‘Splatter Capital’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants Splatter Capital: The Political Economy of Gore Films By Mark Steven Repeater Books, 2017 “Splatter confirms and redoubles our very worst fears. It reminds us of what capital is doing to all … Continue reading

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