Andrés Crump


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Bo Burnham's Inside: The Content's Content

In his new comedy special, Burnham turns himself inside-out during lockdown.

posted 12 days ago

BLOW UP THE CONVERSATION: Better living through surveillance and the nature of reality

A lot has been said about the parallels between The Conversation and our current concerns with the surveillance state, data protection and the struggle to safeguard our privacy and remain anonymous. At its core, however, I think the film deals with an even more profoundly philosophical question which seems more relevant than ever: that of our relationship to reality, both assisted and encumbered by technology.

posted 10 months ago

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm to Make America Sane Again

Jak sie masz! Borat Sagdiyev, everyone’s favorite gray-suited, misogynistic, antisemitic, mustachioed, Kazakhi journalist is back! Well, maybe not everyone’s favorite. Once again, Sascha Baron Cohen manages to simultaneously entertain as well as offend in this new iteration of his perhaps most controversial alter ego. And yet, for all his comedic dare-devil antics, it is Maria Bakalova, the 24-year old Bulgarian actress who plays daughter Tutar, who ultimately steals the fakumentary/political satire/road movie/coming of age story/freak show.

posted 7 months ago

Top Ten Animation Films of 2020

Despite the world almost coming to an end— last year still delivered quite the interesting variety of animated features.

posted 2 months ago

Tenet: Faith in the Mechanics

Tenet has proven to be Nolan’s most divisive film — but perhaps it’s just ahead of its time?

posted 4 months ago

Best Horror Films of 2020

A lot of horror movies came out last year, despite, you know, everything. Here’s a list and spoilerless analysis of the best ones I got to watch. Which ones did you dig?

posted 3 months ago

One a Week: TAMPOPO

On its bubbling, brothy surface, Tampopo is a narrative comedy with interstitial vignettes, all of which revolves around food— how it’s prepared and consumed; created and enjoyed; how it relates to life and death, bliss and pain, love and sex. Weird sex.

posted 12 months ago

The Oscars 2021

It’s the Oscars 2021! Live, from god-knows-where. But, hey! It ain’t all that bad.

posted about 2 months ago

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