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‘Tiny Furniture’: a harsh humorous stare into the mirror

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Though I noted my top albums of last year already, do not expect to see my top films of this year anytime soon (I...

A Final Post and Message

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Well, that was an interesting year to take a sabbatical. I saw a total of three movies in theaters, and it wasn’t because of...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night embraces dream logic (and 3D) to tell impressionistic story

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night is only Chinese writer-director Bi Gan’s second film, and he has no interest in winning over any new fans...

Billy Croben on the inspiration of child actors in Screwball and the continuing problem...

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In my recent Miami New Times review of the new documentary Screwball, I praised the filmmakers’ decision to incorporate children in their reenactments of...

Luca Guadagnino re-imagines Suspiria with mixed results

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The first thing you should know about Luca Guadagnino’s version of Suspiria is that it is merely based on the characters of Dario Argento’s...

The Little Stranger tangles with ghosts of the past and future

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Ghosts don’t actually exist, but the ghosts that haunt The Little Stranger are as real as can ever be depicted in a work of...

Ava explores familiar drama with powerful yet unobtrusive cinematic skill

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The struggle that pits mother against teenage daughter transcends borders and cultures. Moviegoers in the U.S. found this familiar drama most recently expertly told...

On Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction masterpieces Solaris and Stalker

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We need Tarkovsky more than ever nowadays. His science fiction movies may seem quaint in the science-today where so many people are sucked into...

American Psycho and the undying vitality of yuppie scum — a retro film review

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Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 book American Psycho offered a rather harrowing look back at the seeming end of yuppie relevance in the late 1980s...

Poorgrrrl’s lies, art and the grift of the spectacle — a III Points music...

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“Reality rises up within the spectacle, and the spectacle is real.” --GUY DEBORD, THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE Miami performance artist Tara Long is apologizing...