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Notes on “Famous Nathan”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Famous Nathan” taps into the tradition of the intellectualized, “personal” documentary. Ostensibly, it’s about the Nathan’s franchise of frankfurter establishments, but it’s really a sort of essay on the topics of family, New York Jewry, Coney … Continue reading

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Now with Extra Han Solo: Critiquing the Star Wars Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you haven’t been living in a cave (i.e. away from social media), and you’re at all interested in this type of thing, you’ve seen the trailer and poster for the new Star Wars movie, entitled … Continue reading

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Super-Hero Fatigue is Real: My Thoughts on “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Sax von Stroheim writes: Back in 2008, A.O. Scott wrote a think piece about how, in the wake of movies like The Dark Knight, which, according to him, took the genre as far as it could go, audiences were going … Continue reading

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“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Seen today, the most notable aspect of the 1982 “The Road Warrior” is its starkness. It’s built on simple cues and oppositions, and many of its visuals have the it’s-all-there eloquence of comic book panels. Even … Continue reading

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Notes on “First Blood”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1982 “First Blood” has much in common with the Kirk Douglas vehicle “Lonely Are the Brave,” made 20 years earlier. The heroes of both movies are veterans and pariahs, and they duke it out with … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Speechifying

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Man of Aran”

Fabrzio del Wrongo writes: This British three-sheet for Robert Flaherty’s 1934 “Man of Aran” was designed by Marc Stone, a notable commercial artist who was responsible for some great posters, including a couple for the Karloff horror vehicle “The Ghoul.” … Continue reading

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