Pluriebus

Menace to society; favorites are ever-rotating; reviews spoils intemperately. He/him.

Favorite films

  • La La Land
  • Little Women
  • Booksmart
  • Lust, Caution

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  • A Man Called Otto

  • The Green Knight

  • Baby Driver

  • Love and Monsters

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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    In the field of contract theory economics, there’s this ethical dilemma on imperatives that can be found in Cicero’s treatise on duty and obligations. It goes like this:

    Suppose some sort of calamity has befallen Rhodes, and the price of grain in the island has skyrocketed. Suppose too that a bunch of merchants set sail from Alexandria to sell their grain to the Rhodians, and one of them arrived earlier than the others.

    The merchant can tell the Rhodians that…

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Barking Dogs Never Bite

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    I accept differences of cultures in all countries. But unfortunately, cows are grown to be eaten, dogs are not. I accept that many people eat beef, but a cultured country does not allow its people to eat dogs.

    Of all the anecdote loosely connected with the debates surrounding dog meat consumption in South Korea, this quote, uttered by retired French actress and five-times indictee for incitement of racial hatred Brigitte Bardot, perhaps captures the essence of the deadlock best.

    Bardot…

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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

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    Concerning the Beast: Princess Mononoke and the Warring Ethos

    In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia collapsed. The regional governments of Croatia and Slovenia had together declared on June 25 their separate independences from the rump confederation. In response the Yugoslav People's Army began mounting a campaign to suppress the burgeoning secessionist movement. Over the next two decades, more than 140,000 people would be killed and a further four million were forcibly displaced from their homes.

    For residents of…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

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    On August 30 2005, two photographs were published by two of the world’s biggest news agencies, the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse. Both photographs depicted New Orleanians wading through chest-deep grey floodwater, floating plastic bags in hand. Just a day earlier hurricane Katrina had made its second landfall over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. Inadequate design and construction by the US Army Corps of Engineers had led to a 50-point failure of the flood-control system that was supposed to protect…