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From the Trailer Park — The Green Inferno

I doubt I’ll see this — Roth’s torture pron is not my style, but I do love the summary of the plot…

a group of student activists travel to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. When their plane crashes in the jungle, they become food for the very same tribe.

Naive [...]

In It For the Long Take

CineFix has collected a medley of 12 “long takes” they consider the best. The usual suspects are here (as opposed to The Usual Suspects) — it’s a good list. Any list of long takes that doesn’t take into account the ne plus ultra of long takes… “The Russian Ark” is suspect though.

Monday Open Thread

The Battle of San Jacinto by Henry Arthur McArdle (1895)

On this date in 1836 The Army of the Republic of Texas defeated the Mexican Army and captured General Santa Anna. Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo!

Easter Open Thread

The Resurrection of Christ by Rembrandt van Rijn

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Same As It Ever Was (Tax Edition)

Somewhere in Hell is an especially hot place for these bureaucrats of a bygone age (and perhaps their institutional descendants). The AP has the story on when Holland collected back taxes from Jewish Holocaust survivors returning home and a young woman’s fight to return the money:

Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college [...]

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John Wayne Gacy

Part of my faculty duties include teaching law and court-related courses in our graduate Forensic Psychology program. I’ve studied and discussed my fair share of predators, sociopaths, and psychopaths over the years and I find them endlessly fascinating — and often misunderstood by the media establishment which focuses on an exceedingly [...]

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Holy Saturday Open Thread

The Harrowing of Hell — Bruegel