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1. "The Essential Shorts." Fandor's Mike Plante selects 25 must-see short films from over a century of cinema. "Let me start by recognizing how silly it would be to say a specific movie is 'the best film ever made.' Studios made tons of classics every...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, August 1, 2014
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The Gaslight Anthem spent their previous four albums sticking to more or less the same sonic formula: a couple of brawny, gritty tube-amp guitars accompanied by frontman Brian Fallon bellowing away, playing the classic songwriter's role of the secretly...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Ke$ha-grade "This Is How We Do" is the weakest single from Katy Perry's Prism album so far (we're still waiting for "Walking on Air" to get a proper release), but the music video for the track, directed by Joel Kefali, offers up eye candy aplenty....
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The premise of Partners, which stars Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer as antagonistic lawyers who begin working together, is broad, only encumbered by a smidge of relevant backstory and little in the way of overarching narratives. The familiar sitcom...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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1. "Robert Drew, Cinema Verite Documentarian, Dies at 90." His son Thatcher Drew confirmed he died on Wednesday at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. "Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in Primary and other movies mastered the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It's curious—or curiously apt, given that her tumultuous career and public life have been filled with head-scratchers—that Sinéad O'Connor would follow up a series of scathing open letters to Miley Cyrus initially regarding the use of provocative...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Why are they laughing? This was the question I posed to my colleague as the lights rose in the DB Clarke Theatre, at the end of my first screening of the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival. We'd just endured a rather bleak horror film called Starry Eyes, and...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Movies about the pernicious gulch between extended adolescence and mature adulthood—especially for bourgeois white men—aren't exactly few and far between. Martin Lund's The Almost Man takes a more jaundiced eye to the arrested-development shenanigans...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy isn't a superhero flick. At its best, it even forgets to be a Marvel movie, casting off corporate shackles to let its freak flag fly. Benefiting from the relative freedom afforded by distance from the franchise mainstream of square-jawed...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Lana Del Rey has unveiled the music video for the standout title track from her latest album, Ultraviolence. Donning an understated wedding dress, the singer strolls casually through a garden, peeling an orange and putting the succulent fruit to her...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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1. "The Big Chill: These Are Your Parents." Lena Dunham on the Lawrence Kasdan film. "You will grow up with certain friends who have been chosen for you purely because your parents don't mind sitting in lawn chairs next to their parents, can find something...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Awkward and shapeless as most biopics have historically been, most of them at least understand that what attracts audiences to them in the first place—aside from the spectacle of having actors and makeup technicians trying to one-up each others' performances—is...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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