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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Mixing the profound with the absurd, Lucky pays tribute to the late Harry Dean Stanton and leaves audiences pondering.There’s a certain poetry in daily routines, the quiet reassurance of repetition over years. But it can be treacherous, as nothing ever stays the same – there is one inescapable truth that always catches up.That’s where Lucky comes in, the directorial debut...
anschluss
This Sunday, filmmaker Fredrick Baker and historian Heidemarie Uhl launch the multimedia project Zeituhr 1938 reenacting the annexation of Austria to the Third Reich.This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss – the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany that ended the First Republic and crushed any political autonomy until the end of World War II. To help...
top 10 picks stream march
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, not to mention the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s cold outside, it’s time to cuddle up with a good movie or start binging your next series.
tonya
The bitter fall of one of figure skating’s biggest stars relives one of sport’s most infamous scandals.With black humor and sequined costumes, I, Tonya revives the lurid true story of American figure skater Tonya Harding, only the second woman to complete a triple axel in competition. However, she is far better known today for her fierce rivalry with fellow...
the florida project
Indie favorite Sean Baker looks at life on the seedy fringes of Disney World through the eyes of a child.Fresh off reaping praise for his 2015 film Tangerine, a film shot entirely with iPhones, director Sean Baker’s latest is more conventional in form, although its topic is anything but: The Florida Project portrays poverty as seen through the rosy...
score
Score gives a rundown on the history, impact and craft of composing film music.Film soundtracks and their composers wield subtle power: Ideally, their work remains unobtrusive, enhancing a scene while never overshadowing it. But music has a profound, intangible effect, raising pulses and emotions; the very best scores remain with you long after you’ve forgotten a movie’s plot or...
shape of water
Guillermo del Toro once again blends reality and fantasy, crafting an unusual, transcendant love story.Highly esteemed for his visual panache as seen in films like Pan‘s Labyrinth, Hellboy and Crimson Peak, director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro spins another adult fairy tale with The Shape of Water, an unusual love story of opposites attracting each other.Set in...
downsizing
A puny Matt Damon grapples with big ideas in the sci-fi dramedy Downsizing.Alexander Payne has done it again. The acclaimed director-screenwriter behind contemporary classics About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants crafted a film unlike any other in today’s profitable but repetitive Hollywood. In a box office world replete with sequels, franchises, adaptations and reboots, his new movie Downsizing is both...
three billboards outside ebbing missouri
A bereaved mother’s quest for justice escalates into a dark, hilarious feud.Well known for pitch-black comedies like In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, award-winning writer-director Martin McDonagh’s latest film is a chip off the old block, making light of grim topics with impressive results.Inspired after seeing billboards publicizing an unsolved crime while passing through the American hinterland, Three Billboards Outside...
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