Author Archives: Samuel Ang

Walking on Eggshells Here

I’ll just start by saying that I’m frothing at the mouth for a conversation about Ms. Marvel. We’ve talked a lot about the portrayal of teenagers in media, but I don’t think the class has discussed anything that’s so painfully … Continue reading

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Synecdoche, New York — Edgelord Edition

Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) received enormous praise from critics like Roger Ebert during its release. But despite the name recognition of Kaufman, and lead actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the 20 million dollar production only raked in 4.4 million at … Continue reading

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Ramp It Up

For my recut trailer, I plan to take a slow, meandering art film (Charlie Kaufman’s 2008 Synecdoche, New York), and dress it up as a high stakes crime thriller. I looked at eight trailers, most of which, for crime dramas, … Continue reading

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A Rejection of Morality: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Napoleon Dynamite perfectly captures the intricacies of rural America. Homes feel cluttered with receipts and batteries, with crumbs and eraser shavings. Corny 80s music plays at every venue. Every interior wall evokes a sense of tastelessness, painted beige or white or some sickening version of … Continue reading

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The Father, the Son, and the Holy Monsanto

Monsanto, a multibillion dollar corporation, sells genetically modified crops and pesticides to farmers across the globe. Monsanto has received incredible amounts of scrutiny for diminishing the biological diversity of the world’s crops. Fortune reports that Monsanto seed traits can be found … Continue reading

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The Horror That Is Samuel Ang

I become increasingly depressed each time I log into Facebook. The platform feels like a miserable book of contacts, bursting at the seams with second rate memes stolen from better websites. Worse, I’m forced to regularly polish my Facebook account … Continue reading

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