Review: Blade Runner 2049

“Everything you want to see. Everything you want to hear.” If cinema is illusion, then the director is a magician who uses both technology and flesh to trick the eye of the viewer, the audience, into believing that what we see is real. Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece not just for the way it makes us […]

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To Leonard Cohen, For His Birthday

The world was being coaxed by a disciplined melancholy. All the sketches made a virtue of longing. All that was necessary to be loved widely was to publish one’s anxieties. The whole enterprise of art was a calculated display of suffering. –  The Favorite Game, p. 108   On what would’ve been the 83rd birthday […]

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Review: mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (2017) is a nightmarish vision that seems to have found success solely in confounding its audiences. Plenty of reviews have already been published this opening weekend to decipher the film and its bizarre ending for the viewer’s clarification. Is it an allegory for biblical creation and destruction? An allegory for the relationship between Artist […]

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Descender (2015–)

In the ten years since planet-sized robots known as Harvesters wrought havoc upon the core worlds of the United Galactic Council (UGC), disappearing as mysteriously as they appeared, androids still outlawed and hunted for bounty. The secret to learning the origins of the Harvesters lies in the codex of Tim-21, a companion droid, recently discovered […]

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Snotgirl (2016- )

One internet-famous fashion blogger. Two(?) murders. An insane amount of mucus. Lottie Person is SNOTGIRL, a mid-twentysomething whose flawless photoshoots and impeccable sartorial tastes have solidified her as an internet darling; neon-green hair her signature look. Underneath the filters, hidden from the [redacted] Instagram followers, is her unhappiness…and the worst allergies you’ve ever seen. In addition […]

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Kill or Be Killed (2016- )

A depressed grad student. A failed suicide attempt. A demon who asks to be paid in the lives of the wicked. A love affair that should and shouldn’t be. All of these things and so much more are featured in what is easily my favorite book being written in comics today: KILL OR BE KILLED […]

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