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Producer James Shamus's Freshman Directing Effort 'Indignation' Takes Him Back to School

Written by Selma Thompson

Is there anyone in America today responsible for more great cinema than James Shamus? Between his work as an independent producer; his co-founding of the art film hothouse, Good Machine; and his long tenure at the helm of Focus Features, he has gifted us with… 644 more words


'Indignation': A Sexy Philip Roth Romp

Finally, a Phillip Roth book has been properly adapted into a movie! Granted, this is a relatively small achievement in comparison to, say, curing cancer or landing on Mars, but it is a feat that had nonetheless eluded humanity until now. 807 more words


"Wiener-Dog" is A Somber Reflection of American Heartache

Todd Solondz is a director known for shocking storytelling (Happiness), painful analysis of life in America (Welcome to the Dollhouse), and at times, complete flops ( 468 more words


Film Review: Indignation

The following review was originally published as part of our Sundance Film Festival 2016 coverage.

Indignation concerns itself with a number of quintessentially Philip Roth… 849 more words


Tracy Letts’s Early Killer Comedy

Killer Joe (Letts, Friedkin, 2011/12) From the play by Tracy Letts

In 2006, William Friedkin directed Tracy Letts’s Bug from Letts’s screenplay (a must-see dark comedy about contagious paranoid dementia). 512 more words


Wiener-Dog (2016)

I was more than a little weary about venturing out to see Todd Solondz’s latest pitch black provocation, the ensemble cast “comedy” Wiener-Dog, last weekend. I hadn’t seen a Solondz flick since 2001’s mostly-forgettable anthology piece… 1,056 more words

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Directed by Todd Solondz

I went to a screening of a movie called “Wiener-Dog”. Imagine my surprise to find it wasn’t animated. Apparently, that’s a different pet movie. 507 more words

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