John DeVore en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:48:00 GMT The Story Behind The Story Real evil is so much more boring than fictional evil. In fact, most evil in this world can be categorized as simple ignorance and dissatisfaction rather than a desire for oppression and wanton destruction.

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The Birdman of Broadway The lives of actors and their love of theater tends to be relatively common story in Hollywood. Screenwriters live in that world, occupying a profession where everything is riding on one idea, or one presentation, or one last shot.

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Great Fiction, Mediocre Science Good science fiction always asks complicated questions. The high-water mark of the genre is its willingness to confuse and obfuscate in the name of narrative integrity, rather than compromising the subject’s complexity ...

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Loving The Man Inside The Cell There’s a long list of things I’ll never truly understand. Some are truly complicated, like American foreign policy or the derivatives market on Wall Street. Others are simply outside of my own sociological background ...

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Day of the Dead, Ninos-Style Whenever Guillermo del Toro is involved in a film, you know that it will feature visuals that can’t be matched elsewhere. Pixar has dominated the animated feature category in recent years for good reason ...

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The Media Is the Murderer I am late to the party when it comes to reviewing David Fincher’s latest thriller “Gone Girl.” Although the wide release only occurred a few weeks ago, the buzz surrounding the film had been building for months ...

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Your Honor, We Object To Movie Clichés Clichés exist for a reason. They are essentially repetitions of themes, of esthetically pleasing ideas and phrases that were at one time wise and powerful observations of the human condition.

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Prepare To Be Terrified...Again Along with the crisp air and frost-covered grass, Chattanooga’s best film club and Chattanooga Film Festival partner Mise En Scenesters is returning for year four of the Frightening Ass Film Fest …

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Coo Coo Ca Choo, Kevin Smith Kevin Smith’s latest film “Tusk” asks a very simple question: “Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?” The answer is unequivocally, “No.”

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Time Again for Fiddle-Dee-Dee I saw “Gone with the Wind” for the first time in my high school world history class. I have little doubt that I had no real appreciation for the film at the time, although I’m sure I was thrilled to spend the majority of the week ...

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Filmmakers, Start Your Cameras As frustrating as Chattanooga can still be for artists, there are people continuing to push the bar forward when it comes to encouraging the arts. The ability for artists to support themselves fully on just their art ...

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Feuding Over A Fossil Named “Sue” This has been one of the more barren years for Hollywood film. Not much worth seeing has been released in theaters the past few weeks, beyond the re-released anniversary editions of ...

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New “Sin City” Is A Sexist Bore When the first “Sin City” came out, I was nearing the end of my critical theory class in college. We were assigned to take one of the varying critical approaches and apply it to piece of modern media.

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The People We Once Were “​The One I Love” is a film that illustrates the diversity of the romantic comedy category. A significant part of the film explores the differences between idealized versions of a partner.

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The Eternal Lightness of Growing Up Life is a collection of small moments that rarely add up to large ones. Very few of us will have a time when we stand against the world, battered by the storm, to be counted among those who have left a mark on history.

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Film Is Busting Out All Over The year since the last State of the Arts issue has been an exceptional time for film in Chattanooga. More than ever, there are unique and varied opportunities for film fans and filmmakers alike.

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Time to Have Some Comic Book Fun “Guardians of the Galaxy” is silly but satisfying...and a timely blockbuster

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The World’s Nicest Murderer Richard Linklater’s 2012 film “Bernie” is worth a rental

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Don’t Just Sit There—Embark Those planning to attend can expect to embark on a phantas-magorical journey through the rabbit hole.

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Never Mind the Bollocks, Here Comes “We Are the Best” They form their own punk band, having no musical ability to speak of, in order to sing songs about the tyranny of their gym teacher. All in all, the film is exquisitely adorable.

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