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Patrick Levell

BAM Scares Me: Horror Movies for Smart People

Horror films have been around since the 19th century, with Le voyage dans la lune director Georges Méliès’ Le Manoir du Diable (The Devil’s Castle) premiering in 1896.

Empty Metal Jacket: Jarhead's Dereliction of Duty

Art and culture finds itself in a place beyond deconstructionism. We’ve entered The Age of Quantum Irony. The mainstream continues to inflate the pop postmodernism trend of the 1990’s to its bloated red giant of a conclusion. Hollywood never fails to cannibalize its truest love, itself.

The Resolution of Opposites: Blue Velvet at 20

The Film Forum recently hosted a screening of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet in honor of the 20th anniversary of the film’s release. A Lynch screening draws a crowd as eclectic as one of the director’s films. Punks love Lynch.


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SEPT 2023

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