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All Units


All Units is an anatomy of the thriller. Every two weeks Sean McTiernan creates a double bill in the hopes of exploring and understanding another aspect of thriller cinema.

Every other week, Calling All Units will answer questions from listeners, the host and, if necessary, the authorities.

If you keep a running list of movies you want to watch, prepare for it to get much, much longer.

Apr 19, 2018

"Vernacular postmodernism has dealt with the 'crisis of
symbolic efficiency' in a far less intense way than Nick Land,
through metafictional anxieties about the function of the author,
and in television programs or films which expose the mecha-
nisms of their own productions and reflexively incorporate
discussions of their own status as commodities. But postmod-
ernism's supposed gestures of demystification do not evince
sophistication so much as a certain naivety, a conviction that
there were others, in the past, who really believed in the
Symbolic. In fact, of course, 'symbolic efficiency' was achieved
precisely by maintaining a clear distinction between a material-
empirical causality, and another, incorporeal causality proper to
the Symbolic..." - Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism

First Blood - 1982 - Ted Kotcheff

Flooding With Love For The Kid - 2010 - Zachary Oberzan

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