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February 27, 2020

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

The Invisible Man | Leigh Whannell

February 27, 2020

From the 1933 original to Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man, the cinematic iterations of Invisible Men have generally dealt with how a lack of accountability tends to bring out the worst in people, and they typically grant already somewhat sociopathic or narcissistic male characters with the power to go unseen. Leigh Whannell’s low-fi (but decidedly not low-key) The Invisible Man doesn’t do away with that concept but switches focus to a primary victim of unaccountable, ultimately violent men: the women they…

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#KickingtheCanon by Lawrence Garcia Film

The Hole | Tsai Ming-liang

In his essential Jerry Lewis essay “The Jerriad: A Clown Painting,” film critic B. Kite discusses the lineage of classic clowns like Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy, saying: “The great comedians are metaphysicians. Through their relations with space and interactions with the material…

February 27, 2020
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