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Last year's Run the Jewels was a rare beast of an album that married barreling industrial beats with chest-pounding shit-talk imbued with a lyrical playfulness that read like an angrier update of Big Daddy Kane's stylish but forceful bravado. For the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, October 31, 2014
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1. "Braving Ebola." Portraits of those who labor and those who survived at an Ebola treatment center in rural Liberia. "The patients arrive, at first fearful of the people in spacesuits whose faces they cannot see. They wait for test results, for the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Halloween is a time for horror, and if you're no stranger to Carpenter, Argento, Lewton, Romero, Hitchcock, the Italian giallo, or Universal Horror, then you may be hankering to unearth a few obscure sleepers made by directors and stars half-forgotten...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The ostensible villain of Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob is an execrable crime lord known as Tony "The Tiger" (Dean Stockwell), a reference to his furiosity, but also the mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. Tony also enjoys singing the jingle for...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The reclusive Al Carbee, subject of Jeremy Workman's Magical Universe, took a much more literal approach to depicting Barbies in his art than Todd Haynes did in Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Rather condescendingly considered an "outsider artist,"...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Near the end of the first episode of BBC America's new spy thriller, The Game, the members of MI5's special counterespionage committee, affectionately known as the Fray, convene in an austere conference room. In 1972, as the United States and the Soviet...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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1. "Tim Cook Speaks Up." Apple's chief executive says he is "proud to be gay." "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"Edward Mordrake (Part 2)" finds Freak Show wallowing in the sort of dull, meaningless outlandishness that usually sets in right around the halfway mark of any given season of American Horror Story. Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk seem to forget...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Based on the Michael Morpurgo novel, Private Peaceful unfolds in episodic fashion during the years leading up to and including World War I. Fluctuating between the present and past, and ultimately catching up with itself, the plot is pure archetype,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Unlike The Vincent Price Collection, there seems to be a roughly discernible pattern to the arrangement of the second volume in the series, which spreads seven films across four discs. The first disc doubles down on the comedy with a pair of horror spoofs...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Javiera Mena's Otra Era is so full of the familiar sounds of synth-pop's past that she could've called it La Década de 1980, were the Chilean indie darling interested in hitching her star to an era-specific sound. But this is an album that's altogether...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge is an essentially optimistic portrait of disappointment, which the miniseries shows to be reliable proof that a person is alive and open and feeling. The titular character, a...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Perhaps predictably for a series with such a contentious fanbase, one's enjoyment of the current season of The Simpsons will depend on the expectations one brings to it. What kind of fan are you? Disenchanted disciple? Unabashed apologist? Listless rubbernecker?...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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1. "Hollywood Ending Near for Orson Welles's Last Film." The New York Times reports that cinema buffs are one step closer to seeing The Other Side of the Wind. "For more than four decades, Hollywood insiders, financiers and dreamers have been obsessed...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Coming on the heels of "Greensleeves," in which Gemma's (Katey Sagal) confession of murder was overheard by her lobotomized-looking grandson, Abel (Ryder and Evan Londo), and Bobby's (Mark Boone Junior) sudden capture led to forced optical surgery, "The...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Viva la Libertà wants to say something about the state of the political left in contemporary Europe, but ultimately lacks the vision and conviction to honestly and meaningfully dissect the movement's deep-seated structural malaise. Written and directed...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Dillon Francis's social-media presence, composed of a plethora of one-joke comic characters created on Vine and Instagram, demands that you make an opinion of him. And the same could be said of the chopped-n'-screwed synthesis of moombahton and trap...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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As The Better Angels would have it, there's little about growing up in early-19th-century rural Indiana that isn't beautiful, whether it's the ever-present sun shining through the trees, the hut picturesquely situated in their midst, or the perfect skin...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Horror films concern disruption, isolating and dramatizing that moment when the taken-for-granted stability of "civilized" society crumbles into chaos. The challenge in conveying a sensation of real violation in a horror film resides in the fact that...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Penance benefits from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's distinctive understanding of dank, lonely atmospheres that seem to imbue time with tactile malevolence. The film concerns the murder of a young girl, Emili (Hazuki Kimura), who's snatched on a playground...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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