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    METAMERICANA: James Franco's 'Let Me Get What I Want' Proves That the Kid's All Right

    Later this year, Hollywood superstar James Franco will come out with a new film whose animating concept is so confusing it takes an entire article to explain and contextualize it.

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    METAMERICANA: On Crispin Glover's Epic Performance Art

    Between 1987 and 1995, actor, musician, and author Crispin Glover gave America one of the longest-running and most inscrutable performance art projects of the postwar era, and did so on one of the largest stages available to any performer in the States: late-night television.

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    METAMERICANA: Gorillaz’ PLASTIC BEACH Is Our A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    If "A Hard Day’s Night" asked us to wake up to the dark recesses of popular culture, "Plastic Beach" is the allure of popular culture challenging us to “just like that, wake up!” Although we’re drowning in a 24/7/365 Wonderland of manmade stimuli, this very immersion can allow us to see our current ...

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    METAMERICANA: TOO MANY COOKS Is a Political Statement Worth Hearing

    The argument for the recent viral short “Too Many Cooks” being a postmodern parody is easy to make—too easy, in fact.

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    METAMERICANA: Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Offers Us a New Theory of Everything

    Christopher Nolan's new film "Interstellar" offers us a possible “theory of everything”—one in which the simple beauties of art are conjoined with the complex mathematics of science in a middle space between the two.

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    METAMERICANA: BIRDMAN Is the IRON MAN Finale You've Been Waiting For

    Much like the Internet, "Birdman" has about forty messages it would like to deliver, and also like the Internet, it would prefer to deliver them all at once.

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    METAMERICANA: Hawkeye, Normcore Avenger: A (Mellow) Revolution from Marvel Comics

    When Matt Fraction and David Aja decided to portray the least-popular Avenger, Hawkeye, not as a bow-wielding badass but an unremarkable, hoodie-wearing bro hanging around his apartment, it felt—to those of us who enjoy comic books but are tired of their poor writing, cinema-ready plotlines, and cut...

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    METAMERICANA: How Eoin Duffy's THE MISSING SCARF Forecasts Our Adorable, Inescapable Apocalypse

    "The Missing Scarf" is a superlative and resoundingly educational adult film that's every bit as abstract and harrowing as the average Sesame Street short is tactile and comforting.

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    METAMERICANA: Why James Franco's MAKING A SCENE Is Worth Your Patience

    James Franco's newest project, the AOL On Originals television series "Making a Scene," deserves credit for using dated but immediately recognizable source material to create cinematic moments entirely of our time.

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    Can We Be FRANK? What Semi-Fictional Band "The Soronprfbs" Means for Music

    In play throughout "Frank" is a question almost always answered in the affirmative in music biopics, and in the negative in mockumentaries: "Is the music any good?" "Frank" not only straddles the biopic and mockumentary genres, but also answers this question only ambiguously: "Maybe." (And adds, imp...

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