All Quiet on the Western Front is both thoroughly of its own historical moment and a timeless argument against war and nationalism.
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Morgan Leigh Davies is a writer in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Village Voice, and she is the co-host of Overinvested, a weekly podcast about pop culture. She tweets at @MLDavies.
The fundamental ethos of Catholicism in its purest form is the animating idea of The Immigrant. Its philosophical approach transcends the specific particulars of the Church, instead acquiring an operatic, metaphorical scale.
Even as it carefully and thoughtfully breaks down celebrity idolatry, Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine never underestimates the power or seductive appeal of being a fan.