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Noah Forrest

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Is Antichrist Art?

Lars von Trier is a fascinating filmmaker.  I can’t say that I always enjoy his work — in fact, it’s rare that I can emotionally connect to one of his films — but I like that he’s around.  He’s a unique talent indeed and while I don’t always think his movies hit the mark, I’m thankful…

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Lukas Moodysson: The Greatest Director You Don’t Know About

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Mammoth, the latest film from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. I’ll be reviewing it more fully closer to its release in November, but it re-affirmed a deeply held view of mine: that Moodysson is one of the world’s greatest filmmakers.  Yet when I talk to a lot of people, even film geeks,…

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The Third Annual Horrific State of the Horror Film

Each year around this time, I write a column that usually bemoans the sad state of the horror film (you can read last year’s horror column here, and 2007’sover here.  It seemed for a while that the only horror films that being made, marketed and sold were “torture porn” movies like the Saw or Hostel franchise.  I was never…

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Good Low Art, Mediocre High Art

For me, it’s one of the most difficult questions to answer when it comes to film: would I rather see a film that aims high and fails or a film that aims low and succeeds?  It’s really impossible for me to say what I would choose in general, especially with such vague terms as “high” and “low”…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump