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ANNIHILATION (2018) - Authenticity and the Death of the Individual

Alex Garland's adaptation of James VanderMeer's book tells us what it is to be a human instead of a human being.

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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) - The Good, The Bad, and the Naturally Selected

The Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men makes a dramatic comment on the morality of Darwinism. 

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SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008) - Mauvaise Foi and Parallel Realities

Caden Cotard wrestles with a psychosis that shouldn't be too unfamiliar to us.

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TOY STORY (1995) - Transcendence and Facticity

Toy Story may just be a children's film, but just as it's been since the beginning of oral storytelling, the tales we tell our children are deeper than we might think.

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THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998) - Truman Burbank and Sisyphus

The Truman Show asks us what happens when you're confronted with the absurd.

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THREE COLORS: BLUE (1993) - Revolution, Liberty, and then Identity

Krzysztof Kieslowski makes an argument on Freedom that runs counter (or perhaps parallel) to western thought.

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YOUTH (2015) - Sorrentino v Voltaire

Sorrentino prompts us to decide how we should live our lives.

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NERUDA (2016) - Pablo Larrain's Malleable Reality

In Neruda, Pablo Larrain tells the story of how a modern legend is created.

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