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TELLING STORIES WITH BREAD CRUMBS: THE WORLD BUILDING OF MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

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By Mikhail Karadimov Nothing loses me quicker than a movie that opens with an overly-choreographed… View Post

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WHY WOODY ALLEN ISN’T DEAD YET

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By Mikhail Karadimov I’m not a fan of directors who coast on their laurels. There’s… View Post

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IRIS: OR HOW PEOPLE INFANTILIZE THE RARE BIRD OF FASHION

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By Mikhail Karadimov When I was younger I went to some bumblefuck water park tucked… View Post

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A TOAST TO CINEMA: HOW MOVIES HAVE KEPT ME SOBER

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By Mikhail Karadimov When I went to AA for the first time two years ago… View Post

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THE OBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE REBELS OF THE NEON GOD

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By Mikhail Karadimov How well do we disappear into the movies we watch? Typically, the… View Post

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RECLAIMING THE BASTARD GODFATHER (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, PART III)!

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By Mikhail Karadimov I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Museum of the… View Post

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SCATTERED IMMIGRANTS: THE SACRED POWER OF LA FAMILIA IN “FAST & FURIOUS”

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By Mikhail Karadimov It’s tough being a film snob and loving a movie like Fast… View Post

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HOW BAUMBACH’S “WHILE WE’RE YOUNG” SHOWS SOME ANKLE TO GET AHEAD

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By Mikhail Karadimov Noah Baumbach and I haven’t always seen eye to eye. It was… View Post

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ONE SHOT, ONE STORY: ECONOMY IN BENNETT MILLER’S FOXCATCHER

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By Mikhail Karadimov Good rule of thumb: treat your shots like three-act stories. I first… View Post

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THE MOTHER, THE WHORE & THE CIA AGENT: FEMINISM IN ZERO DARK THIRTY

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By Mikhail Karadimov Superficially speaking, I’m a white male. Yes, I’m Ukrainian, yes, I’m an… View Post

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