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  • American Movie

    American Movie

    "The glimpses of yourself you see in Borchardt shift throughout the years." Read the full essay by Tess Lynch HERE

    "Smith’s film evokes the slacker-cum-loser aesthetic so wedded to the period, but American Movie occupies a space of spiritual resonance deeper than its period aesthetic." Read the full essay by Adam Hofbauer HERE

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle

    "American Hustle captures us because it gets us."

    Read the full essay by Elizabeth Cantwell HERE

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  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    “The nights and mornings go on, the cascade of drugs and drink and sex. “To be on the wire is life,” he says. “The rest is waiting.” It can only end within the sleek fog of a body bag.”

    Read the full essay by Travis Woods HERE

  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View

    “So if A Room With a View is not The Age Of Innocence—and for what it’s worth, when you’re expecting a Scorsese and wind up with an Ivory, that might be one of the only expectation vs. reality situations in which you’re not settling—I will tell you what it is: A 1985 period drama directed by James Ivory, based on a novel of the same name by E. M. Forster. “Ivory?” you might ask, “as in Merchant and?” to which…