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Alison Bechdel Passes The Genius Test

Alison Bechdel Passes The Genius Test

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Michael Torgan, Formerly Of The New Beverly, Sets Some Issues Straight About 35mm Print Quality And QT’s Stewardship

Michael Torgan, Formerly Of The New Beverly, Sets Some Issues Straight About 35mm Print Quality And QT’s Stewardship 

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Wilmington on Movies: The Skeleton Twins

Many American plays and movies about families are horror stories of a sort. That’s true of some of the masters of the form, like Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller and Eugene O’Neill—and it also goes somewhat for Craig Johnson’s The Skeleton Twins, in which Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, two brilliant comic actors taking a whirl at drama, play a pair of New York-born suburban twins, Milo and Maggie, who’ve been alienated for a decade (since their mid-‘20s) and are now drawn together by what was very nearly a double tragedy: near-simultaneous near-suicides of both because of unhappy love lives.

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The Torontonian reviews This Is Where I Leave You

Like a middling episode of House-”Arrested Development,” Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You—adapted from the Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name—is a dysfunctional family dramedy lacking in laughs and an emotional punch to really bring it home. The film gets by on its likable cast, but the fact that this film merely passes despite such a talented crop of comedic talent should speak to a general failure, or at least a sense of disappointment.

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Wilmington on Movies: Honeymoon

Suppose you drove off for a romantic rendezvous in your parent’s isolated cabin in the woods, and the honeymoon quickly degenerated from an idyll into something…else. Suppose you went off together to be alone and wild and erotically indulgent and your lover began behaving like someone or something….else.

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20,000 Days On Earth’s Nick Cave Looks To Poets Like Frederick Seidel, Ezra Pound And John Berryman For Inspiration

20,000 Days On Earth‘s Nick Cave Looks To Poets Like Frederick Seidel, Ezra Pound And John Berryman For Inspiration

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Vulture Highlights 15 Key “Hacks” For Netflix Subscribers

Vulture Highlights 15 Key “Hacks” For Netflix Subscribers

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How Advertising Helped Theodore Melfi Get His Bill Murray-Starrer St. Vincent Made

How Advertising Helped Theodore Melfi Get His Bill Murray-Starrer St. Vincent Made

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“Rihanna Just Took On The NFL And CBS… And Won”

“Rihanna Just Took On The NFL And CBS… And Won”

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“Star Wars has been a unique property, more than any other property,” Disney Sez

“Star Wars has been a unique property, more than any other property,” Disney Sez And – Disney Also Sez Nothing’s Come So Far Of Premium VOD

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Terry Gilliam And Rian Johnson Talk It Up At Talkhouse

Terry Gilliam And Rian Johnson Talk It Up At Talkhouse

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Cannes-Winning Leviathan Gets Russian Release

Cannes-Winning Leviathan Gets Russian Release

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BusinessWeek Cover Story On Tim Cook And Apple Also Delves Into “The Philosophy Of Instruments For Measuring Time”

BusinessWeek Cover Story On Tim Cook And Apple Also Delves Into “The Philosophy Of Instruments For Measuring Time”

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Don Cheadle On Biopic-ing Miles Davis

Don Cheadle On Biopic-ing Miles Davis

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Rick Poynor On Posters By Late Designer Hans Hillmann For Godard Films

Rick Poynor On Posters By Late Designer Hans Hillmann For Godard Films

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Quvenzhané Wallis Thinks Of Polar Bears

Quvenzhané Wallis Thinks Of Polar Bears

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Mr. Fincher Begins To Talk Around Gone Girl

Mr. Fincher Begins To Talk Around Gone Girl “Nastiness is subjective. I loved Gillian’s idea of narcissism, and narcissism in attraction. The idea that a person feels they’re deserving of a certain type of spouse, and the degree to which people will build a façade in order to ensnare another person whose own façade seems…

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Times Offers Behind-The-Scenes First Impressions Of Sunday Magazine Cover Subject Lena Dunham From Writer Of Lena Dunham Sunday Magazine Cover Story, With Added Comparisons Elevating Lena Dunham’s “Confessional” Style Over Woody Allen’s

Times Offers Behind-The-Scenes First Impressions Of Sunday Magazine Cover Subject Lena Dunham From Writer Of Lena Dunham Sunday Magazine Cover Story, With Added Comparisons Elevating Lena Dunham’s “Confessional” Style Over Woody Allen’s

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O’Hehir Avers That A. O. Scott’s “Death Of Adulthood” Is Only Capitalism At Work

“Scott carefully anatomizes the trees but misses the forest, or to speak more precisely ignores the condition of the soil. His essay appears to treat ‘culture’ as a sealed and self-referential system, one that shapes and reflects human consciousness but has only an incidental relationship with economic, political and social factors that lie outside its…

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Martin Amis’ Longtime French And German Publishers Reject His Latest Holocaust Novel

Martin Amis’ Longtime French And German Publishers Reject His Latest Holocaust Novel

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“Studios treat audiences like lemmings, like cattle in a stockyard. I don’t want to ask actors or anyone else on a movie to work so hard with me if the studios treat us as though we’re making Big Macs. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is not a Big Mac. Gone Girl is not a Big Mac.”
~ David Fincher In The October Playboy

 

“We’re on our way out. Anybody that doesn’t realize that is looking like it’s Christmas or something. We’re on our way out, as a culture. America doesn’t make anything anymore! The Chinese make it! Detroit’s a great example. All of those cities that used to be something. If you go to a truck stop in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, you’ll probably see the face of America. How desperate we are. Really desperate. Just raw.”
~ Sam Shepard Sings America