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MGM (Jack Goldstein, 1975)

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hand or motor driven / shadows on the wall

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False Criticism: Cinema and the Conservative (Indie) Critique of the Bourgeois Society

If you, like the Bioskop, felt that nineties and noughties US “indie” films like  American Beauty,  Fight Club, Elephant, Magnolia, Thirteen, In the Cut, Virgin Suicides etc didn’t deliver the brutal critique of society that they promised, or that all … Continue reading

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one sided mirror – Guy Sherwin

by Guy Sherwin

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Why Don’t You…?

This 197 collaboration between Douglas Davis and Nam June Paik reminds me of a children’s TV programme I used to watch as a kid called Why Don’t You? The programme’s theme song – Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your … Continue reading

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Diagram by fluxus founder George Mancunias, from the 1966 EXPANDED CINEMA issue of Film Culture. Many thanks to Lucy Reynolds for the diagram.

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