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Mike and Tim here. 

We started Now it's Dark because we both feel that mainstream film commentary has gone off the rails. Sometime in the mid-2010s, it seems, movies became just another excuse to get into culture-war issues, and major film publications became dominated by clickbait headlines about the casting choices for superhero movies. While purporting to be more responsive to social and political issues, this sort of commentary is really just about monetizing social divisions in an increasingly crowded digital market.

We've made it our goal to analyze great films from the point of view of our current social and political instability. We've explored how Taxi Driver signals the decline of American civic society in the 70s, how Paul Thomas Anderson's confounding stylistic choices mirror the evolution of Western individualism in the 20th century, and how the seedy underbelly of Blue Velvet's suburban dreamscapes become the chaotic surfaces of Twin Peaks season 3. We believe strongly that film reflects deeper social and political trends, and that great films make visible social changes that are often missed/ignored by the professional commentariat.

We're launching this Patreon because we lack the resources to do this as consistently as we'd like. We both have to work several jobs to be able to make time to do the research, record, and edit. This gives us less time to make more content. With your support, we can make more podcasts/videos while also making the kinds of content that you want to see.

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