Category Archives: Film

Visual Ontography

The practice of ontography–and it is a practice, not merely a theory–describes the many processes of accounting for the various units that strew themselves throughout the universe. To create an ontograph involves cataloging things, but also drawing attention to the couplings of … Continue reading

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On Carson Wells

A few days ago I watched No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers’ film based on the excellent Cormac McCarthy novel. I spent the runtime fixated, like always, on the strange game played between Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh: Moss … Continue reading

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Joseph Kahn on the difference between Cabin in the Woods and Detention

Scope: Did you like The Cabin in the Woods (2012)? Kahn: No I didn’t, and I’ll tell you why. Detention and The Cabin in the Woods say very different things about movies. I think in The Cabin in the Woods … Continue reading

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Agent Smith’s Reversal

I watched The Matrix Reloaded and I came away confused. In The Matrix, Agent Smith is this weird nihilist–he wants to scrub the matrix of free humans so he doesn’t have to be embodied any longer. When he complains about the sweat and … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Scene In Europa

  This .gif will also suffice for 60% of internet discussions you might have. “It’s going well, could be fine, I’m so curious about what this person thinks–nope.”

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Kilmercast Episode 5

Time for Kilmercast ep.5, in which we talk about Macgruber, the only film with Chekhov’s celery-in-the-butt. Listen here or subscribe and rate on iTunes!

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Social Cybernetics: Stereo (1969)

This is the first part of a series of posts where I watch and write about all the films of David Cronenberg. If you enjoy this post, consider supporting this blog on Patreon. There is a point in Stereo where a reader … Continue reading

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Kilmercast Episode 2 Released

As you may know, my friend Laurel and I have created a podcast called Kilmercast where we are watching the films of Val Kilmer and talking about them in podcast form. For the first episode we watched geek classic Real Genius, … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Michael Bay

Recently I had a Facebook friend post this link and write “Is it just me or is whole Polar Vortex thing starting to feel like a Michael Bay movie?” In case you don’t want to check out the link, it … Continue reading

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