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  • WALL·E



    It only takes a moment (or 95 minutes) to fall in love.

  • Ramen Shop

    Ramen Shop


    Food as culture, food as class, and a movie that misses them both.

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  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City


    Remember those old movies? The ones where a couple drives down the road, only they aren’t driving, they’re sitting in a car on some studio lot. And that’s not a road behind them; it’s a rear projection of road. Looks fake doesn’t it?

    Did this fakery bother audiences back then? Not in the slightest. Back in the 1920s, ’30s and even into the ’40s, movies were about beautiful people living in fabulous mid-city apartments, dressing glamorously, saying the right thing…

  • The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)

    The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)


    As far back as 1894, they figured out that cat videos were what the people wanted.