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Prime Cut never entirely recovers from an early botched opportunity. Up until then, director Michael Ritchie effectively primes the audience for the reveal of the film's big bad, seemingly eavesdropping on characters in a Chicago bar as they trade exposition...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Perhaps the prototypical Yo La Tengo album, 1990's Fakebook offered a diverse grab bag of cover songs, spanning old hits, obscure favorites, and reinterpretations of the band's own previous work. Taking its name from bound compendiums of musical lead...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Upon the release of his 2012 debut, the woozy, flange-happy Rock and Roll Night Club, Canadian indie cult figure Mac DeMarco was known more for shoving drumsticks up his butthole than his classically informed, swamp-glam songwriting. But even as his...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The hard drives are concealed in lipstick cases and the latex face masks are now molded with the help of a 3D printer, but the considerable and surprisingly consistent pleasures of the Mission: Impossible series rely on more vintage touches: ambiguous...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Though the phrase "film noir" is now primarily associated with hyper-stylized crime films, it's worth remembering that the French critics who popularized the phrase applied it to a wide variety of genres as a method of recognizing aesthetic flourishes...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Let's just say the original National Lampoon's Vacation series wasn't exactly geared toward those who recognized that Beverly D'Angelo, a foxy and feisty force whose eyes glinted with a perpetual smirk, was clearly a superior comedic talent to Chevy...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The caprice of fate pulls Harry (Anthony Edwards) in every direction at the beginning of Miracle Mile. Touring the La Brea Tar Pits, he meets and charms Julie (Mare Winningham), who spends the afternoon with him and arranges a date after she gets off...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Produced by Lorne Michaels, written by Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost, and featuring SNL stars new and old (among them Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan, and Will Forte), this subtlety-free mash-up of American Graffiti, American...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Two Step is the rare thriller that resounds with an authentic ring of chaos. Director Alex R. Johnson mixes two different unofficial genres: the eccentric redneck character study, in the vein of a Billy Bob Thornton film, with a post-noir bloodbath that...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The Pilgrim: Paulo Coelho's Best Story follows the internationally revered author (JĂșlio Andrade) of The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist through several decades of his life, forging a variety of chronologically-scrambled frissons and coming of ages into...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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"There are 100 LEGO pieces for every person on the planet," boasts a narrator at the start of A LEGO Brickumentary. It's a statement the film, directed by Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge, foregrounds intending to celebrate brand-name pride rather than...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Jem Cohen's Counting is a curiously stilted, globetrotting documentary that jostles through a handful of major cities to find quotidian moments on busy streets, whether people hustling through their workdays or smaller, quieter instances, usually focused...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Writer-director Mary Agnes Donoghue's Jenny's Wedding opens with an excruciating sequence ripped straight from a terrible sitcom. Returning home for her niece's baptism, the titular character (Katherine Heigl), a closeted lesbian, is forced to absurdly...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, July 27, 2015
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