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Whoso Discovereth The Sword in the Stone’s Chiasmus Is King

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to claim a Cinematic Chiasmus article as totally my own. I haven’t done that since Quigley Down Under in April 2021. All the ones I’ve done since then have been inspired … Continue reading

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The Parent Trap (1998) Is a Doubly Symmetrical Film

You’re about to see double, and not just because we’re talking about a movie with twins. The Parent Trap (1998), in addition to being one of my favorite films, is an example of Cinematic Chiasmus. That means that the first … Continue reading

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5 Quick Ways the Parents in The Parent Trap Could Have Distinguished Annie from Hallie

There’s a scene in The Parent Trap (1998) that always perplexed me. The parents have decided to part ways, but their twin daughters aren’t willing to go along with that plan. So they make it seemingly impossible for their parents … Continue reading

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Flight of the Navigator Predicted Modern Discourse in a Few Lines

Flight of the Navigator is a good movie that inadvertently predicted the contradictory depths of the way some people speak these days. There seems to be a lot of confusion on topics that have never really been up for debate. … Continue reading

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The Saddest Christmas Story I’ve Ever Seen

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” These famous words are from Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol. They demonstrate Ebeneezer Scrooge’s appalling lack of empathy for the poor … Continue reading

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Escape to Witch Mountain Is More Than Just Escapist Entertainment

I’d like to draw some interesting comparisons to Escape to Witch Mountain. I only recall watching it once as a child, but just about everything about it was burned into my memory so vividly that I always considered it a personal … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Symmetry of Beauty and the Beast (1991)

I had planned on analyzing Spider-Man 3 for a chiastic structure before moving on to any other film, but I couldn’t get Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) out of my head, so it looks like this is the one … Continue reading

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Our Bray-ve New World

The puppet masters who have made it simple to enjoy hookup culture, courageous to buck normalcy, and easy to get credit have now closed the doors and are herding us into our nice, comfortable cages. My fellow donkeys, welcome to the bray-ve new world. Continue reading

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Wreck-It Ralph Sums Up My Feelings on Modern TV Shows

Despite reading all of the available books in the Song of Ice and Fire series, I’ve never watched an episode of Game of Thrones. Despite watching every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as a kid and adult, I … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the One Crazy Rhyme in ‘Mother Knows Best’

I’m not one to obsess over little details, am I? Oh, except for just about every movie I’ve ever written about on this website. Be that as it may, I can’t quite wrap my head around one particular rhyme in … Continue reading

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