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They Live: Disillusionment is Painful

Forsaking a deep-rooted worldview can be excruciating, but it’s worth it.

Image: Universal Pictures

On the surface, John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live may appear to be a forgettable sci-fi film that’s all shock value and no substance, but in truth it’s a philosophically rich gem that’s perpetually relevant. Beneath the veneer of the typical over-the-top Hollywood B-movie lie ideas that were subversive for their…

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