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December 30, 2014

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Kicking the Canon

December 30, 2014
“Objects exist, and if we pay them more attention than we do people, it is because they exist more than those people. Dead objects live on. Living people are often dead already.” — Narrator

Kicking the Canon ran from December of 2014 to July of 2015. It is currently on hiatus.    The Film Canon (1960 – 1999) KtC Film Reviews Coming soon   The Album Canon (1960 – 1999) KtC Album Reviews Coming soon   I. The Value of a Canon When it comes to cataloging the most significant films and albums of the last half century-plus, there is no shortage of lists to consult, canons cobbled together out of bits of received wisdom and an…

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#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

A Most Violent Year | J.C. Chandor

December 30, 2014
A Most Violent Year (2014)

Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is an ambitious immigrant who has secured a modest toe-hold distributing heating oil. Though he’s just taken a major risk in obtaining a piece of property that will allow him to expand and thrive, his competitors are robbing his trucks and threatening the safety of his employees. To make matters worse, his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain), the daughter of a powerful organized-crime figure, is pressing him to take more illicit measures to protect his investments…

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