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1. "Hollywood Cowardice." George Clooney Explains Why Sony Stood Alone in North Korean Cyberterror Attack. "A good portion of the press abdicated its real duty. They played the fiddle while Rome burned. There was a real story going on. With just a little...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Like many shows that rely heavily on audience participation, one is likely to encounter a bit of hesitation at the start of Every Brilliant Thing. In the intimate black box of the Barrow Street Theatre, bereft of set and decoration, audiences are quick...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, December 19, 2014
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At the start of Into the Woods, gnarled, moonlit branches wreath the familiar Disney logo—that oft-chipper image of a pristine castle and its glittering moat. The tweak, of course, is meant to usher you right where the title suggests, but it doubles...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Though it produced no less than 25 great albums, the last 12 months often seemed, at best, a transitional year for music, lacking in zeitgeist-capturing, forward-thinking stunners and rife with soulless fiascos eager to fire-bomb innovation all the way...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It's not very hard to determine what makes a great cinematic moment. A more than efficient barometer for judging such things is simply if an audible gasp, a bewildered stare, or even a small laugh was unconsciously produced. These moments can be wholly...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Song of the Sea takes place in a semi-realistic Irish setting perpetually on the verge of disintegrating into an amorphous space of lines, shapes, and colors. Tomm Moore, the director of the critically successful The Secret of Kells, has pushed his distinctive...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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"For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing," wrote the 19th-century critic Walter Pater, "but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments' sake." Credited as a major influence of Oscar Wilde, and heralded...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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1. "U.S. to Restore Full Relations with Cuba." The move would erase a last trace of Cold War hostility between the two nations. "President Obama on Wednesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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"Orphans" finds American Horror Story: Freak Show taking a surprisingly earnest detour from its usual preachy, ultra-violently "relevant" shenanigans. The episode is mostly concerned with pinhead Pepper (Naomi Grossman) in the wake of her husband Salty's...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Immediately following a grand jury's decision not to indict anyone in the death of Michael Brown (the first of two such outcomes involving unarmed black men killed by white cops in a two-week period), elusive R&B icon D'Angelo decided to surprise-emancipate...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Designer Koshi Igrashi once pointed out that cameras make us think that the translation of 3D environments to 2D screens is a simple process, when it's actually quite complicated. Game designers have spent the last decade and a half trying to solve the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Talos Principle has an answer to the age-old question of "Why do we play games?" The answer, simple enough to understand, is that "They make us human." The trick is that The Talos Principle then sets out to prove that point, crafting a first-person...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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1. "The 50 Best Albums of 2014." Pitchfork unveils its list of the best albums of the year. Below is Andrew Nosnitsky on Aphex Twin's Syro. "Perhaps no figure in electronic music casts a heavier shadow than Richard D. James. He spent the '90s reinventing...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Among Angelina Jolie's unmistakable attributes is her empathy—her ardent drive to understand the experience of the other. It's telling that her 2011 directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, was populated with international unknown actors...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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