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Purity Ring's stage name—a reference to the promise rings worn, and often hastily abandoned, by Christian teens as a pledge to chastity—suggests a wry sense of humor, one that was subtly reflected in the macabre lyrics of the Canadian duo's debut,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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1. "A Death." Stephen King's latest story for The New Yorker. "Jim Trusdale had a shack on the west side of his father's gone-to-seed ranch, and that was where he was when Sheriff Barclay and half a dozen deputized townsmen found him, sitting in the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Skipping along to a series of ominous synth basslines seemingly sourced from some bottomless vat of all-purpose genre music, Daniel Alfredson's Kidnapping Mr. Heineken works its way dutifully through the facts of its scenario—multimillionaire head...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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When Arcade Fire plays live, Will Butler is clearly visible as the guy in the corner jamming out on the keyboards or overzealously banging on a rack tom. But when listening to the band's albums, it's nigh impossible to pick out what musical bits he's...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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In Cymbeline, director Michael Almereyda, working with cinematographer Tim Orr, strikingly calls attention to the flimsiness of the story's settings. Characters hatch out a plan at a Chinese restaurant and the audience is allowed to ineffably sense that...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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"Remember" opens with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his group hesitantly heading into the Alexandria Safe-Zone, a heavily fortified suburban community run by Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), a former congresswoman. The title of the episode is significant...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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1. "Remembering Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock." Matt Zoller Seitz on one of history's greatest TV characters. "This was no coy actor's pose, though. Trekkers who met the actor will tell you that while he could be prickly about the character early on, Nimoy...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Sarah Polley's recent documentary Stories We Tell dances coyly around its central thesis of how family members construct their own narratives in a way that best suits their own individual interests. Though she doesn't portray herself as having any real...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Though Looking is a series rightly known for its rather frank discussions and depictions of sex, it's also finely attuned to the rhythms of friendship—the type of affection at the center of "Looking for a Plot." The focused three-hander, which finds...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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"Ask Me My Name" traces the course of a single night that spirals unpredictably out of control. The episode opens with a brief prelude to the evening that presents Hannah (Lena Dunham) in a position of newfound stability: She's landed a job as a substitute...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, March 2, 2015
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October Gale begins as a moodily introspective drama about grief before implausibly morphing into a thriller where its characters draw guns and track each other through the dead of night. It's an uneven hybrid of genres that's initially elevated by Patricia...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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A Year in Champagne unironically presents a world where a rotten grape could be "a catastrophe," as one harvester says of his crop late into this flat documentary set within the Champagne province of France. With the formal acumen of an instructional...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The Lesson fuses the quotidian of looming poverty with the obligations of a genre film that features sleazy crime lords and bleak twists of fate. The combination works astonishingly well, as the former reinvigorates the latter, imbuing it with a sense...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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