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A God from the Machine:

Or, what happens when humans get self-conscious.


Humans are, weird; our egos are inflated and ignorant, and drive us to do stupid things in the act of stroking themselves. We’re the only beings that would deliberately create a sentient lifeform superior to ourselves in the arrogant effort to prove our preeminence over other humans. A famous psychologist once said that man is the only animal who will eat with an enemy but our complex stretches farther than that; man is the only animal that would intentionally create our own mortal enemies.

“Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?”

Image from The Movie Network

It is strange. As creatures, we’re curious to a fault, and regardless of the obvious God Complex we exercise off of, we commit a hubris that we know will inevitably lead to our downfall. Our sense for survival is so disconnected that we ignore risk for reward in the face of garnered knowledge. How very, human of us.
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Project of the Week – Anna

For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan, who are currently working on their upcoming short film, “Anna.” Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Also check out our interview with Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan on this week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the newest episode of the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Results.

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James’ Top 10 Films of 2014


I’m happy to say I didn’t see very many bad films in 2014, but that also made it difficult to narrow down my 10 favorites and choose which ones I liked better than the other. Nonetheless, I’m proud of my outcome. Hope you enjoyed your movie going experiences and check out some of these films you may have missed. Before we get started, here are some honorable mentions…

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Thursdays Abroad: ‘Princesas,’ Spain

Thursdays Abroad

What is this, you ask?

Well, this is a weekly article where I talk about foreign films, my relationship to them, and try and get you to watch them. I can’t promise you’ll like them, but I did, and at the very least, you and I can talk about something over dinner (anyone else single and in LA? No? Alright).

Most of these are films I’ve seen over the years, recent or antiquated, and, as I’m a Spanish speaker, a good portion of them will be in Spanish. Which could be good for you, as I’ve sorted through a good portion of crap to find some of these gems.

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Episode 87 Chef

This Week Blaise and James lineup to review “Chef”. We also take a look at the trailer for “Interstellar” and discuss  “The Host” for our Bong Joon-ho Cinema series. James gets a chance to talk to Jack Thomas Smith about his feature film Infliction.

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Episode 85 Blue Ruin

This Week Blaise and James review “Blue Ruin”. We also take a look at the trailer for “All Cheerleaders Die” and discuss Barking Dogs Never Bite for our Bong Joon-Ho Cinema series.
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