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Mistress America

“Being a beacon of hope for lesser people is a lonely business.”

Just when we thought the Baumbach/Gerwig collaboration couldn’t do better than the wonderful… 641 more words

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Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry, 2015)

“I don’t want you to see me like this,” says Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) framed in a tight, invasive close-up. In this opening scene to Alex Ross Perry’s… 939 more words


Queen of Earth

“We should trade roles and see how we feel then.”

Can Elisabeth Moss do no wrong? It seems unlikely. This has been a major year for her, what with the… 489 more words

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Spy (Paul Feig, 2015)

In Spy, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is given many identities—Carol Jenkins, Midwestern tourist; Penny Morgan, cat lady—but underneath her many costumes lies a bona-fide CIA agent. 744 more words

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'Porch Stories' makes viewers subtly aware of the power of perspective

Have you ever people-watched out of boredom or pure curiosity? I have. How about watching people’s patterns and how they interact from day to day? Perhaps not so much, but you’ve likely seen some familiar faces and noticed some patterns as you go about your day. 722 more words

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Review: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's 'The Tribe'

The Tribe, the first full-length feature from Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, is presented in Ukrainian sign language, minus any subtitles or spoken dialogue, and contains instances of horrific violence (and quite graphic fornication) during gruellingly long takes that invoke many questions as to how certain scenes were even achieved without any genuine physical harm to the young men and women involved. 488 more words

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'The Wolfpack' is a one-of-a-kind documentary you don't want to miss

You’ve never seen anything like this. Directed by first-time documentarian Crystal Moselle, The Wolfpack is a unique story focusing on six brothers who were raised in near total seclusion in a Lower East Side Manhattan housing project. 229 more words

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