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Iron Man

In this film iteration of the comic book legend, Iron Man follows a modern remediation of a classic hero. Here Tony Stark, portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr., is depicted as a rich playboy, which is not at all a diversion from canon, but instead his motives and values are predicated by issues which are timely […]

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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

War is ultimate form of conflict. It arises from scarcity of resources and the clash of ideologies on a wide scale. Beyond rivalries, beyond clans, beyond feuds and skirmishes, war is the peak of human conflict. It is the end of dialogue, the beginning of madness. It is with a firm understanding of these principles […]

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300

The film 300 comes at a time when it cannot help but generate controversy. The film, like the graphic novel and historical event upon which it is based, is excessively violent. The film has numerous scenes of nudity. It has grotesquely exaggerated characters. Its portrayal of Eastern and African cultures is racist and slanted. It […]

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Pan’s Labyrinth

Despite the film’s advertising, it is three parts history, one party fantasy. It follows the standard arch of a heroic quest. The protagonist, a young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), is caught in a world beset by violence and oppression. Her life is one of hardships cloaked in the lies of the adults around her. […]

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