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Aussiewood: How to Make an American Quilt (1995), A Thousand Acres (1997).

Going into The Dressmaker in late 2015, I expected a tastefully-executed, handsomely-burnished, but ultimately very well-mannered period drama. I certainly didn’t anticipate such a fun, delightfully full-blooded romp, part Merchant Ivory and part… 1,194 more words

Movie Review: Wiener-Dog

Not to be confused with the film about the disgraced congressman from New York and his oft-tweeted “sausage” (that’s “ei” and this is “ie” anyway), WIENER-DOG follows a dachshund as she gets shunted from dysfunctional owner to dysfunctional owner. 980 more words


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Elinor Holt set a goal for the summer of 2017. 834 more words

Arts And Entertainment

Requiem For A Dream

A few thoughts on Darren Aronofsky’s harrowing sophomore feature.

“I’m somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me.”

A haunting descent into abject misery. Requiem For A Dream is methodical in the way it lures you into its cautionary tale.

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The Exorcist (1973)

Where to begin with this film? For decades The Exorcist has been called the scariest film of all time. It’s not hard to see why. It was banned here in the UK (when it came time to release on video)for years. 1,340 more words