Category Archives: Cigarette Burns

Cigarette Burns: ┬áLet the Fire Burn

   The first thing we see is a child, small for his age.  He sits quietly as a kindly man speaks to him about the camera that films them.  This is a deposition, we learn.  The boy is told only … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

After a long hiatus, Jesse and I are trying to bring back Cigarette Burns. No word on how frequently these reviews will appear, so enjoy them when they do. This review has spoilers of a sort, but this is not … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: The Royal Tenenbaums

It’s still early in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums. Most of the film to this point has been a series of static shots, exquisitely composed to resemble live-action scenes from a decades-old children’s book, supplemented by the omniscient narration of … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: The Savages

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Cigarette Burns: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence is many things–a retelling of Pinocchio, a meditation on what makes us human, a story of childhood innocence struggling to survive the cruelty of the adult world–but above all else it is a story about love. All … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: The Ice Storm

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Cigarette Burns: Murderball

When Mark Zupan was 18, he passed out drunk in the back of his best friend’s truck. That friend, who was also drunk, never realized Mark was in the truck bed, even after the accident, which launched Zupan into a … Continue reading

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