• Robert Capron

    woods and waves

    building stills to slow down the times

    April 16, 2020
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    I – “Downward Spiral”—Danny Brown    So, it’s a global pandemic. You’re given two options: become a master chef, or turn happy hour into a tad too many happy days. Which to choose? Think fast, it’s the end times! Or, ponder it a minute; it’s not like you’re pressed for time and have to be […]

    portrait of a senior on fire

    on friendship, love, and dwindling time

    February 21, 2020
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    Valentine’s Day has passed and the end is nigh. I don’t speak of heartbreak, let alone any impending apocalypse: I refer to the t-minus three months until the Class of 2020 passes through the Van Wickle gates for the second and final time. A certain poignancy, a melancholic sense of the inevitable, has cast a […]

    successive shifts in self

    finding balance in our television

    January 31, 2020
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    Ah, winter break. The most wonderful time of the year: binge season. Why should I traverse the world or expand my self-knowledge when I can simply lounge in bed with quality entertainment? Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, even Crackle—with the age of streaming wars sweeping down upon us, there’s more content to watch than ever before. […]

    teens and tens in the ’10s

    the decade’s most important films (to me)

    December 6, 2019
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    As we approach the end of 2019, major publications—readying their year-end arts & culture retrospectives as per usual—are charged with an additional, even more brazen task: determining the highlights of the 2010s at large. How could we ever transition into 2020 without definitive, “official” recognition of the decade’s best and worst content? Yet if these […]

    screen memory

    rear window and why we watch movies

    October 31, 2019
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    At what age, if any, are we old enough to truly watch a movie? What threshold of time and space must be crossed before we can fully understand how a film works and the limitations of the magic it offers? There’s an obvious answer: It depends on the movie and the maturity of the person […]