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by max zhang
from FILM NOTES ON A GOD WHO DREAMS WITH THE SKY PAINTED NEON: A Documentary
Aging is just learning new definitions for numbers. Is changing
numerical figures to human ones.
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Quirky, Fun, and Flirty: Reflections on Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch
by charlotte taylor and marion cassidy
The French Dispatch is quirky, fun and flirty. Quirky, first, in its far-fetched yet totally lovable stories. Fun because each film keeps the audience guessing—the film does not have a dull moment. And lastly, flirty because of Wes Anderson’s enticing, playful juxtaposition of objects, people, and places. Will one leave the theater with a sense of profundity, ready to take on the world as the main character in their own life?
Image: Searchlight Pictures
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Psychedelic Rock Since 2008
by ben barrett
What is psychedelic rock? The word ‘psychedelic’ is the Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘manifest’ hastily smashed together, and it typically connotes either drug use or kaleidoscope use. Yet what actually constitutes this distinct sound is hard to articulate; unconventional instrumentation as well as distorted or modulated tones all definitely factor into it, as do hallucinogenic soundscapes and tortuous song structures, but the precise definition is likely still being litigated on internet message boards.