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Plenty of acts thrive on the dissonances created by their music or their public image, and it seems as if Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos wants to be counted among them. The sunny, energetic performances on his albums have always been at odds with contentious,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Reed Morano, the cinematographer behind The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, and And So It Goes, makes an ambitious and auspicious directorial debut with Meadowland. (She also served as DP on the film.) This intense drama concerns a couple, Sarah...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The latest film from Icelandic director Dagur Kári concerns an obese, socially awkward man who's still a virgin at age 43, and who finds himself falling for a woman he meets at a line-dancing class. Though Virgin Mountain is the English title, its Icelandic...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Set in the titular Welsh county, which has experienced a massive influx of teenage suicides since 2007, Jeppe Rønde's Bridgend presents a fictionalized portrait of a young girl, Sara (Hannah Murray), who moves to the town with her policeman father....
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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"You're a legend, Sarah Manning." So one of Project Castor's menacing clones (Ari Millen), imprisoned by the Dyad Group, pays his respects to the former con artist (Tatiana Maslany) in the season premiere of Orphan Black, as the genetic "sestras" of...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Director Brett Morgen distinguishes the biographical documentary by viewing himself as more of a curator than a film director. He locates unseen or previously discarded archival elements and orchestrates them into an experiential mode that understands...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Little Boy is narrated by its titular character as a grown man, and with a distinctly old-coot nostalgia for the town of his youth, O'Hare, the type of place "you see in postcards." Glossy pastels dominate the film's color palette, while its drippy score...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Actor Kevin Pollak called in a tremendous amount of favors for his directorial debut, Misery Loves Comedy, a documentary which features a cavalcade of comedians discussing their careers and unique styles, show business, and, as posited by the title,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi's Among the Believers takes viewers to the frontlines of an ideological battle playing out in the Islamic world that receives little coverage in the Western media. Capturing both the desperate poverty of rural Pakistan...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle initially resembles a traditional American crime thriller that's concerned with bank robberies and the mooks who commit them. Eddie Coyle (Robert Mitchum), also known as "Eddie Fingers" for, once upon a time, sustaining a vividly...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, April 17, 2015
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1. "Necessarily the News." Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new Daily Show host, says Grantland's Wesley Morris, requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the Brian Williams...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, April 17, 2015
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In Transit's first scene features a young man telling a fellow passenger about a major life change toward which he's heading on the train they're both riding: He found himself unhappy with his current lifestyle and decided to take an opportunity offered...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Ido Mizrahy's Gored is a survey of hard knocks and the terror of dying dreams. Its subject is the death-defying, dogged, and spirited Antonio Barrera, the most gored bullfighter in modern matador history. After years of battles and heartbreak, he prepares...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Aiming to confront "the racial frankness in [Quentin] Tarantino's films and not the man himself," Adilifu Nama's new book offers close readings of the writer-director's eight feature films (and additionally, True Romance) in order to unveil the complexities...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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