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Reel Life: One Dude’s Experience at Lebowski Fest

When I first watched The Big Lebowski (1998), I didn’t like it. The viewing took place sometime around 2011, while I was a wet-behind-the-ears film student at the University of Georgia. I can’t tell you exactly why I didn’t like the film, I just felt that it wasn’t for me. I knew beforehand that The […]

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Why Tommy Wiseau’s cult calamity remains a classic

If cinema is an ‘escape’ from real life, then Tommy Wiseau’s cult calamity is a feature-length detachment from reality itself. It’s unlikely there could ever be enough drugs in the world to fully comprehend a film that, for all intents and purposes, resembles something made by an alien trying to recreate about a hundred different […]