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Ben is a former student of cognitive science who is currently trying to improve his writing style and ability to understand and appreciate films containing unfamiliar perspectives. He tries not to hold films to a strict set of criteria, but does believe that strong movies can change your outlook on the world. His favorite films include Whisper of the Heart, Beau Travail, Blade Runner, and Hellzapoppin'.

The Stature and Vision of Isao Takahata, 1935-2018

In this retrospective guide, we examine the work of recently deceased filmmaker Isao Takahata, one of the pioneers of Studio Ghibli.

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Understanding Camp Films and Their Strangely Tasteful Descendants

Camp films are delightful, and demonstrate the range of ways in which a movie can leave a noteworthy impact on an audience. But what

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The Beginner's Guide: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Director

We delve into the works of Carl Theodor Dreyer, the Danish director that is behind some of the greatest masterpieces in cinema, among them

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IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD: A Sketch of Sadness

In This Corner of the World is a beautifully captured and quietly tragic animation, which succeeds due to how it captures the sadness underneath

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The Beginner's Guide: Masaaki Yuasa, Director

Masaaki Yuasa is known for his dynamic anime, which take inspiration from surreal 1960s-70s animation and Golden Age Disney films.

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TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN: The Past Determines The Future

We analyze some of the interpretations of Twin Peaks: The Return, the dreamlike sequel series to David Lynch's early '90s TV show.

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THEY LIVE BY NIGHT: The Start Of A Career Of Innocent Rebellion

They Live by Night belongs to the tradition of films about outlaw lovers on the run. Like many of Ray’s main characters, normal life

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HAPPY HOUR: Modern Leisure

Happy Hour excels in every way a narrative film can, leaving no stone unturned in its examination of different aspects of social life.

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The Beginner's Guide: Claire Denis, Director

The characters in her films don't say much, but Claire Denis still manages to create worlds where communication arrives in other forms.

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LOST IN AMERICA: Optics Of The Low Road

Albert Brooks's cult classic Lost in America is not just one of the funniest films of the 1980s, but a subtle examination of perspective,

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