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'Moon': New Sci-Fi Movie Indicts Our Culture of Exploitation
Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Duncan Jones' new film raises profound questions about the nature of our identities, as well as our relationships to our institutions.
Battlestar Galactica: Immersion Therapy for Post 9/11 World
Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
One can almost make a checklist of contemporary issues the series explored: abortion, torture, prisoner rights, terrorism, drugs, and on and on.
America Is a Dangerous Vigilante, Heroes Are Sociopaths: The Not-So-Mythical World of 'Watchmen'
Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet
"Watchmen" depicts what happens when an individual or a nation assumes unwarranted and unlimited powers.
Batman's Take on 9/11 Era Politics? Drop the Fearmongering
Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: City States
"The Dark Knight" warns against what happens when a society abandons its principles out of fear.
WALL-E: A World Without Us
Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: City States
Stores are overfilling with WALL-E merchandise that will soon clog our landfills. Yet this new Disney movie bills itself as pro-environment.
Indiana Jones and the Fridge of Nuclear Doom
Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: City States
The new Indiana Jones movie marks a new low in American cinema for its disturbingly casual use of nuclear weapons as a narrative device.
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