Tag Archives: Philosophy

How (Not) to Think About Tomb Raider: Critics and Video Game Movies

All video game movies are bad. The Tomb Raider reboot is a video game movie. Therefore, the Tomb Raider reboot is bad. Logical, right? Wrong. You know it; I know it. Arguments based on a flawed premise don’t stand up … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of The Dark Knight Trilogy Part I: Fun and Games with Joker

Spoilers for The Dark Knight follow. Game Theory and the Prisoner’s Dilemma:

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The Philosophy of the Matrix Part II: Fate, Free Will, and Choice

Note: The observations made here are meant to generate discussion and demonstrate how The Matrix explores these ideas. The ideas do not necessarily reflect my views upon the subject and are not attempting to convince anyone to adopt a certain stance.

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner retrospective Blade Runner 2049 is set to debut this weekend and multitudes of critics have already begun the process of beatification. The consensus seems to be that Villenueves’ sequel (decades in the making) is a tremendous film, superior … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of the Matrix Part I: The Allegory of the Cave

Introduction: Cinema is an art which often explores concepts of Philosophy, weaving them in narrative, characters, visual storytelling, music, and dialogue. Whether or not a work is effective at communicating these ideas really depends on the talents of everyone involved … Continue reading

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