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Idiocracy (2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDkAnYa_i-Y&feature=youtu.be “We should not go out of this world as dumb as when we entered.”  -- Thomas Fleming Idiocracy contains several movies, despite its short 84-minute run-time.  It’s a dumb comedy, it’s a smart comedy about dumb comedies, it’s a counter-cultural dystopian vision, it’s a…
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August 8, 2019
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Nebraska (2013) — A Great-Movie Essay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm7Uwk1BF8U&feature=youtu.be (Below is a near-transcript of the essay read in the video above.) In the early twenty-first century, what is middle America, and what should you think about it?  So asks the 2013 movie Nebraska, one of the best American movies of the 21st century,…
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July 9, 2019