Monthly Archives: March 2012

White Man’s Tears

Though I’ve belted you and flayed you / By the living God that made you / You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din. – Rudyard Kipling, of course. There’s a horrendous meme picture surfing the tubes which compares … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights is somehow both a quirky character study and a sprawling epic. Covering a decade of gross excess and tragic heights, P.T. Anderson’s ode to movies understands that moviemaking is boring but sex, drugs, and John C. Reilly are … Continue reading

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“That samurai honor is nothing but a façade.”

A great Samurai house in the early days of the Shogun’s rule and the French army during the 1st World War would tend not to be compared even by the most dexterous history student. Yet in Harakiri and Paths of … Continue reading

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