Tag Archives: film

On Torture and Abortion and Art and Moral Responsibility

Over Christmas break, a friend of mine in town from Los Angeles (he works in “the industry,” and he said that without any irony whatsoever) was discussing with me the slate of then-upcoming theatrical releases we were both excited to see. One of us mentioned Zero Dark Thirty and I said that I’d read somewhere […]

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#26 Five Underrated Movies of the 2000s

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#27 The Dark Knight Rises and the Trouble with Expectations

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Coming Attractions: Five Movies I Really Want to See

Movies get better in the fall, mainly because award season is right around the corner, and studios want their films to still be in critics’ consciousness when their Oscar ballots arrive. The whole let’s-just-wait-and-release-all-the-good-movies-from-October-to-December thing has actually gotten so out of hand that it’s almost shocking when a good movie comes out at any other […]

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“A Wedding” – A Short Film by Jonny Walls

Administrators’ Note: One of TTAF’s goals has always been to present content in a variety of different ways. We talk a big game on Thursday nights at our weekly TTAF bull sessions, but we’ve not done as much with audio, video, and photos as we would like. Consider this a step towards expansion. It’s worth […]

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The Dark Knight Rises and the Trouble with Expectations

1. The Dark Knight Rises comes out today (or, came out last night at midnight, since that’s how we play the game these days), and I’m a little worried. Not about the movie’s quality, mind you. With Chris Nolan at the helm, I don’t see much chance of TDKR being anything but great. However, just about […]

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Five Underrated Movies of the 2000s

I’ll be the first to admit that the terms “overrated,” and “underrated” are probably thrown around too frequently. That said, “Five Movies from the 2000s That Might Have Slipped Your Attention but That I Think are Excellent and Totally Worth Your Time” isn’t quite as punchy. For my purposes here, “underrated” means that general critical […]

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Pinterest Account

Let me preemptively apologize to anyone who showed up expecting anything directly to do with The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis, wildlife, sorcery, or lamp posts. The title is meant only to convey my near-total trepidation and the foreign-ness of the realm into which I’ve ventured for all your sakes. Like Peter, Susan, […]

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Jurassic Park: Q and A

The now famous incidents at the so called “Jurassic Park” amusement facility in 1993 left us all with a lot more questions than answers. We here at TTAF thought it might be a good idea to clear up, after all this time, some of the uncertainties surrounding the good people involved. Q: Dr. Grant and […]

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I am Become Death: Jurassic Park and the End of Movies

You probably know the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, so-called “Father of the Atomic Bomb.” Oppenheimer helmed the Manhattan Project, but later came to regret his work after he had seen the catastrophic levels of human suffering wrought by his crowning achievement. It’s hard to know how to treat Oppenheimer historically. Is he a monster […]

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