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Watching A Most Violent Year and Selma with Hannah Arendt

In her celebrated long essay “On Violence,” Hannah Arendt reimagined the role of violence in political society. Like Freud did with his negative relationship between neurosis and perversion, Arendt inverted a commonplace similarity to assert that contrary to how things may seem, violence and power are not the same. In fact, “power and violence are […]

FILM REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Much like Christopher Nolan’s celebrated take on the Caped Crusader, Interstellar is a film steeped in ideology. His experience with the now-definitive filmic representations of Batman honed his ability to tap into a national, if not global, socio-political consciousness, around which he and his go-to screenwriters delight in crafting various above-average plot structures. Tweet

DOPE Digest vol. 12 – Ryan Gosling, Christopher Nolan, 50 Cent and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Ryan Gosling’s Lost River Teaser BK: A dude driving down the street shouting ‘Look at my muscles!’? Now that’s the kind of movie I can get behind. I am definitely rooting for Ryan Gosling as a writer/director, though if the early […]