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December 4, 2017

Peter Wood Reviews "The Square"

NAS

Peter Wood reviews Ruben Östlund's new movie on modern art.

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January 23, 2015

AQ Contributor Writes for TIME Magazine on Distortion of History in "Selma"

Madison Iszler

Academic Questions contributor David Kaiser writes for TIME Magazine on why the movie Selma is historically inaccurate.

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April 29, 2014

Godzilla vs. Godot

Peter Wood

Godzilla and Godot have more in common than a first syllable. They are the two opposing faces of despair: a god that is pure wrath and a god that never shows up.

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April 7, 2014

Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Rachelle Peterson

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

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February 21, 2014

Taking Care

Ashley Thorne

Is art worth dying for? The Monuments Men considers the value of good art and its purpose in preserving a cultural heritage.

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September 26, 2011

Colleges' Lost Love of Film

David Clemens

Colleges and universities shortchange students by "academicizing" film rather than appreciating the way it illuminates our humanness.

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July 8, 2011

Higher Ed, or Building Clockwork Oranges?

David Clemens

For Father’s Day, my daughter Kate sent me a t-shirt featuring David Pelham’s dust jacket of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange (Penguin, 1962).  Director Stanley Kubr...

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October 8, 2010

Wimp Out: Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Keith Whitaker

The contemporary sequel to the 1980s original, this is a film of spineless characters without much character.

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December 29, 2009

Muppet Yoda or ‘Toon Yoda?

David Clemens

For 30 years, I have used Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in conjunction with Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to illustrate allusion, ambiguity, irony, anxiety of influence, medi...

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June 26, 2008

Doll Sales and Moral Tales

Adrianna Groth

The American Girl dolls play their small part in the struggle for social justice--but only after having healthy, historical fun.

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