MCN Originals

All Parts: A Review of Alex Ross Perry’s HER SMELL


“I can’t point to any movie, recent or otherwise,” writer-director Alex Ross Perry has noted of his intently, intensely ambitious sixth feature, “that combines the two things I wanted to explore in ‘Her Smell’: lowbrow popular music and highbrow theatrical productions going back to Shakespeare’s five-act tragedies.”

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Fluid Mechanic: Claire Denis Talks High Life

High Life Mia Goth

“Deny them your essence, Mandrake!”

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Vertiginous Scale: Thoughts on WELCOME TO MARWEN


Welcome to Marwen is something else, but what is it?

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The DVD Wrapup: Bumblebee, Ginsburg, Buster, Silent Voice, Nazi Junkies, Prisoner, Golden Vampires, Highway Rat, Terra Formars, No Alternative … More

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Unapologetic Stuff: A Review Of KNIFE + HEART

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American Charmer: A Review Of The Brink

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Kent Jones on Arriving With DIANE

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EFDB8410-B01A-4DAD-AEAC-CDF08D6A79D1Phil Solomon

“Researchers have long studied a phenomenon called parasocial relationships, whereby people create intense ‘relationships’ with people they don’t know, often celebrities or characters. Experiments on parasocial relationships have shown that affection for a TV character predicts their perception of how real a character is. In other words, if I like character A more than character B, I’ll feel like character A is more real. Absolutely that can feel like real grief. These relationships are meaningful.”
Academic in Reporter Rolodex Say That Avengers Grief Could Be Real

LA Times

“All we want is a fair hearing. You have an offense that’s forty years old, in which he has admitted his guilt, he has apologized to the victim, he has done more time than the law requires and the victim has come forward and begged the courts to put an end to it. What else do they want from an 85-year-old man? There’s got to be some point at which you forgive.”
Roman Polanski Sues The Academy

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“Dude, I don’t like the way you talk, bro. How can you tell me that it’s going to be hard? Do you see a lot of people like you writing stories? Give me a break, bro. That’s your strength, that you’re not like us. Go out there and tell your stories. Don’t go out there and try to be like Quentin or me or anybody else. We need you. Tell me what makes you angry, why you’re arrogant, or fearful, whatever it is. Don’t hide anything. Be honest. What is that thing that bothers you and makes you distinct? Everyone’s looking for you. A Mexican point-of-view to tell a story right now? I’m telling you, everybody wants that right now. I desperately need you to tell your story in your way. You are essential.”
~ M. Night Shyamalan