Category Archives: fragments of culture

Once more, with style

I’ve been paying attention to the usual suspects who crop up on the various top ten movie lists I’ve posted here. And indeed the very silly amount of times I’ve done so has proven to be something of a boon … Continue reading

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Talkin’ about French comics

  Of course, just when I kvetch about having difficulty finding what I want in comics, I immediately get smacked in the face by something amazing: The Incal. I’m still early on in the graphic novel, but so far it’s … Continue reading

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Turning to more important subject matter…

To my shame and discredit I haven’t talked much about sci-fi books lately, so let’s rectify that by talking about Gabe Hudson’s Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a book I picked up almost solely on the concept alone: a romantic comedy … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment

Time for another David Lynch review! This time jumping back to 1997. Lost Highway is a frustrating movie. Like Psycho, it spends its first act being one kind of movie before taking a sudden sharp turn into becoming something completely … Continue reading

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“Father…let us embrace!”

As I’ve detailed somewhat on this blog, I love Arthurian romance and medieval literature more generally. This has not translated into a love for modern pop cultural adaptations thereof. John Boorman’s 1981 flick Excalibur didn’t exactly seem like a promising … Continue reading

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In which I receive a prestigious award

Medieval Otaku has recently bequeathed me yet another one of these award things. The rules seem pretty familiar: Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog Share 7 facts about yourself Nominate at most 15 … Continue reading

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Suns, long and short

For the past few months I’ve worked my way through Gene Wolfe’s Book of the Short sun, only recently finishing the final volume, and thus finally wrapping up his whole Solar Cycle which began with The Book of the New … Continue reading

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2001 coincidence

Are you getting tired of the Lynch posts? I promise this will likely be the last one for a bit, as even I’m feeling the need for a break now. Anyhow, having surveyed different films from across his career and … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole

So, as I’ve stated elsewhere here, I kinda really love Inland Empire – it’s one of those films that really gets at the heart of why I love movies in spite of being as close to an anti-movie as a … Continue reading

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Becoming a pretentious film snob with David Lynch

This seems as good a place as any to note that, upon re-watching Inland Empire, my opinion of the film has shifted considerably towards seeing it as a masterpiece – albeit an aggressively weird one. But I’m here to talk … Continue reading

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