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Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival raises many good questions. Not necessarily questions about how language works or what to do in the event of an alien invasion, but questions about the structure of narrative construction and what makes for a compelling story. Arrival‘s surface structure … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Infinity: Movie Review

Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by the spirited Dav Patel) is a poverty-stricken young man from India who also happens to harbor one of the greatest mathematical minds of the 20th Century. He gets admitted into one of the most prestigious schools … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Her

Her is the love story of our generation. It is a story that could not be told at any other time in history except for ours. More specifically, it is about a man who falls in love with his computer*. … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Old Men: Jiro Ono and Bill Cunningham

I saw two very good documentaries recently: Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Bill Cunningham New York. Each of them features a man over 80 years old. One is Jiro Ono and the other is Bill Cunningham. Both men are very … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

I won’t lie, prior to watching the movie and after repeated viewings of the trailer, I was feeling very ambivalent about this film because I’m rather skeptical about trailers that explicitly list the themes of the said movie in sans-serif … Continue reading

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