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  • Coming Apart

    Coming Apart

    Warhol’s Blue Movie meets David Holzman’s Diary

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    At risk of repeating what others have said better, I think this captures so well what it felt like to be young and extremely online in a world before (or apart from) social media, to the extent that I wonder how Gen Z viewers will respond to it. (If they listen to Alex G they will probably like it.) There’s an attention to the liminality of physical and virtual spaces that inevitably brings to mind Kiyoshi Kurosawa but also the…

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  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    After Sean Penn's The Last Face ("Otherside"), this is the second major American film to feature a string quartet cover version of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song ("Scar Tissue").

  • Tommaso


    Stray thoughts:

    -A textured portrait of the artist as father, teacher, listener, and sinner. Ferrara’s best movies deal with men who struggle to rehabilitate from a life of transgression, and while those moments of indiscretion are uncomfortable—even unforgivable—they’ve always been there. Tommaso is largely one of his most low-key and empathetic films, and yet…Ferrara!

    -The combined personae of Dafoe's neo-Grotowski choreographer and Ferrara’s filmmaker prepping storyboards for his The Revenant may not be coherent for anyone unfamiliar with their sources'…