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  • Clifford

    Clifford

    Clifford is the kind of movie that I can't believe exists. It's so strange and, frankly, so uncommercial, that the fact that it was made in the first place defies all odds and expectations. Upon further digging, it's a film that sat on a shelf for three years, endured extensive reshoots, and that the screenwriters were so embarrassed by that they used a pseudonym. Does that make it a bad movie? Not really. In fact, as I write this, I'm…

  • The Beatles and India

    The Beatles and India

    During their brief-but-prolific career as a band, The Beatles not only shaped the direction of popular music, they also had a profound impact on art, fashion, drug culture, and even spirituality. Beginning with George Harrison's newfound interest with Indian music in 1965 and culminating a few years later along the road to Rishikesh, The Beatles were instrumental in sparking curiosity in meditation and Eastern philosophy. The story of their spiritual quest has been endlessly chronicled over the decades, but never…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    David Lowery's big screen interpretation of one of medieval literature's most famous tales is complex, ambitious, thoughtful, and provocative.

    The Green Knight (2021) is the latest in a long line of screen adaptations of the 14th century story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a classic tale in the romantic, chivalric tradition that recounts the tale of one of Arthur's knights and a quest for honor against the titular Green Knight, a supernatural character that seems to promise certain…

  • Wild Things

    Wild Things

    I'm not sure if Wild Things is as clever as it thinks it is, but it sure is fun. This trash masterpiece from the late 1990s feels like a Cinemax movie that's been given millions of dollars and the best resources that Hollywood can buy. Deliberately campy and full of more twists and turns than an attraction at a Florida water park, this neo-noir serves up backstabbing, deception, and eroticism with a candy coating that distracts from a convoluted plot…