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Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

Nobody who goes to the multiplex in the summer expects great art, just two hours of popcorn that doesn’t leave them feeling like they’ve been had. A hero to root for, a villain to hiss, some zingers and a climactic confrontation in a collapsing skyscraper – who could ask for anything more? Alas, the simple act of giving the masses… Read more »

08 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

What it is about a delightfully dark comedy that we enjoy? While comedy comes in many forms–romantic, slapstick, buddy, slobs vs. snobs, surreal–only dark comedy seems to cut to the core of what makes something funny–which is that comedy is ultimately a response against the darker, sadder, and ultimately mortal elements of our existence. So it’s far better to watch… Read more »

08 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“The best films don’t offer redemption. They understand their own artificiality and are truthful as a result.” – Todd Haynes Exploring in his diverse and boldly mosaic body of work the complexity of identity and sexual politics, Todd Haynes is a singular and staggering talent. Born January 2, 1961 in Encino, California, Haynes’ fascinating film career probes via a wide… Read more »

08 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists