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Derek Godin

The Princess’ New Clothes: Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

“The central relationship between Belle and the Beast has the unfortunate stench of Stockholm syndrome all over it.”

What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Pulse’

“The internet is nor symptom nor cure; it simply exists as another conduit for the best and worst habits we have.”

Bestiary of the Mind: René Laloux’s ‘Fantastic Planet’

“As a whole, ‘Fantastic Planet’ works both as fascinating relic and singular cinematic experience, thick with psychedelic riches for the eyes and ears.”

A Cinema of Relics: ‘The Phantom’ at 20

“Call it the Silver Age of Comic Book Movies.”