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Travis Wagner
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You Got Balls Talking About Forgiveness: Warrior (2011)
The perfected male body is something that has emerged in discussion here on this blog, particularly when I was delving through the kung fu marathon last August.  Reading though a Linda Williams inspired lens, I argue that this sort of body on spectacle is s...

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I Put My Whole Self Into Everything I Do: A Face In The Crowd (1957)
The work of Elia Kazan will forever be clouded by his unfortunate relationship with the naming of names what marred American entertainment and politics during and after Joseph McCarthy.  As such, when Kazan received an lifetime achievement award from The Ac...

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The Universe Is Endless, The Brave Are Always Searching: Once A Thief (1991)
Though he has rarely received mention here on my blog, I adore John Woo.  I should be clear though, I adore the John Woo that existed prior to Broken Arrow, which has proven to be the demise of his career.  In terms of Hong Kong Action Cinema, nay all of ac...

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It's Not About You, You Mathematical Dick!: Good Will Hunting (1997)
Oh my it has been nearly a month and some change since I scribed anything here on the blog.  I have just come up for air from a hellish semester, which included many papers, a few presentations and a ton of other things.  All the while I was watching countl...

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Angels Always Speak German, It's Tradition: A Dangerous Method (2011)
While I had seen a few David Cronenberg films well before I had decided to "get into him" as a filmmaker, it was around June of last year that I finally encountered him as a director proper and slowly notched his oeuvre off of my needs to be seen list.  Con...

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I Do Not Do Animal Acts: Body Double (1984)
I really do not have the time in my day to throw out to blogging, because I keep squandering any free time available watching movies, but it is also spring break around these parts so I am mastering the art of unproductively quite expertly, paired ever so d...

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Two Old-Fashioneds, For Two Old-Fashioned People: Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
I realized as today rolled in that I had all but failed to blog this month, which I am constantly apologizing for during this semester.  It might get better in the upcoming weeks, but as it looks there is hardly any end in sight.  I even had big plans to do...

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To Do Good Work, You Gotta Have Good Tools: Lilies Of The Field (1963)
Popping in to post a blog as it is yet another snow day here in Columbia, South Carolina.  Apparently these things are rather rare in a decade, but we have somehow managed to have two in the same month.  I knew last night that I would sit some time aside to...

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Tread Softly, Because You Tread On My Dreams: Equilibrium (2002)
As predicted, my involvement here on the blog is taking a step back as I am increasingly overwhelmed with my studies.  Indeed, I have even made the foolish choice of submitting to present at yet another conference with the blind hope that I will be accepted...

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No Mothafucka Tells Me When I Can Split: Super Fly (1972)
Well it has officially been the longest amount of time I have spent away from the blog since its inception.  Usually, I have some reason for a two to three day split that is tied to being out of town or simply not having a film with which I feel passionate ...
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