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Archive For January, 2019

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Piercing by Hope Madden There’s a lot that shouldn’t be said about Piercing, Nicolas Pesce’s follow up to his glorious 2016 horror, Eyes of My Mother. Because the film’s tension…read more →

Case Closed

Case Closed

Destroyer by George Wolf Nicole Kidman got no Oscar love this year, which gives you some clue as to how many great performances we saw from women in 2018. Her…read more →

Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

They Shall Not Grow Old by Hope Madden For those of us who haven’t experienced it, war is nearly impossible to fathom: the horror, terror, inhumanity and chaos of it.…read more →

Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

Minding the Gap by George Wolf The legendary inscription carved into Woody Guthrie’s guitar read, “This machine kills fascists.” In the Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap, a Sharpie-scrawled proclamation on a…read more →

Polish Romance

Polish Romance

Cold War by Hope Madden Set against shifting political and musical environments and spanning at least four countries and 15 years, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War is a gorgeous and mournful…read more →

Crime Family

Crime Family

Shoplifters by George Wolf “Sometimes it’s better to choose your own family.” A softly nuanced testament to home being where the heart is (and the Palme d’or winner at Cannes),…read more →

Hold On to Your Butts

Hold On to Your Butts

Genesis 2.0 by George Wolf Back before I’d even seen the original Jurassic Park I read up on the premise. I’m no scientist but I clearly remember thinking, “Uh, that sounds plausible.”…read more →