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With the sprawling This Is All Yours, Alt-J keeps one foot firmly rooted in the endearing quagmire of melodic prog that defined their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, while at the same time constructing songs with a baroque precision that lends the band's...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Pride is an act of reverse alchemy, turning something beautiful and rare into depressingly ordinary dreck. In 1984, a handful of gay people in London formed a group called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) in order to raise money for striking...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Over Doctor Who's last couple of seasons, Steve Thompson has established himself as a specialist in producing harmless filler episodes. "Time Heist," co-written with showrunner Steven Moffat, is another example, but it's distinctly superior to Thompson's...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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1. "Fran Lebowitz to Tourists: 'Stay Home.'" The accalimed author and public speaker on tourists, Bloomberg, hotels, Brooklyn, and more. "Tourism as a number-one industry is a terrible, terrible idea for any city, especially New York. If you were going...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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How long can someone sit on your face before the novelty wears off? With no fewer than 17 trashy club-kid tracks, hipster homocore rapper Cazwell's latest album, Hard 2 B Fresh, offers one hell of a smegmatic opportunity to field-test that question....
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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In Two Night Stand, writer-director Max Nichols envisions a world where raising one's self-esteem is just a click away. Unemployed, newly single, and disillusioned by a pre-med undergrad degree of little worth to her, Megan (Analeigh Tipton) decides...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Bitter young photographic artist Nate (Keith Poulson) is fed up with the "incestuous, New York, socialite shit" being produced and sold by his successful peers. His girlfriend, an art groupie who mispronounces the word "lethargy," has just left him for...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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"Nobody's come, nobody's gonna come," Tom (James Franco) tells his wife, Anne (Kate Hudson), not long into Good People. He's explaining why they shouldn't hesitate to spend the 220,000 pounds they found in their neighbor's apartment shortly after discovering...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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To borrow one of the year's most overhyped It words: Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language has to instantly rank as one of the most "disruptive" movies ever made. The Swiss auteur's latest feature-length endeavor initially comes off both faster and angrier...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Fifty-two years young, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival kicks off on September 26 with the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl. Perhaps the most commercially minded film to open a festival that once seemed exclusively...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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In her directing as in her acting, Asia Argento exudes a wounded intensity that brings to mind a very young child who doesn't know how to get the attention she craves except by acting out. Misunderstood, her third feature as a director, is only slightly...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The title of Hong Sang-soo's latest film may refer to a café in which some of the action happens, but it also points to the director himself. Or, more precisely, that airy sense of infinite possibilities his more pared-down recent work has exuded even...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The preternaturally talented Kathryn Hunter practically defies credulity on stage. Last year, in Kafka's Monkey, the diminutive performer, using her ultra-flexible limbs, throaty voice, and piercing intelligence, transformed herself into a sentient male...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is at once enabled and hindered by its utter strangeness, an intrinsic quality surely exacerbated in its English-language release. This quasi-gothic musical originated as an illustrated book, La Mécanique du Cœur, written...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Blood relations tend to get very bloody indeed in David Cronenberg's films. Few and far between are the family members who manage to extricate themselves from the ties that bind with all the severity of a stranglehold. Cronenberg's latest, Maps to the...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Impeccably nuanced tapestries of misery and hope, the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, cinema's most responsible auteurs, abound in lives put aside and marginalized, their swirling moral chaos and sustained level of panic perched at a nexus of...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Right from its opening sequence, one can sense something startlingly different going on in Heaven Knows What compared to previous films by the indie filmmaking duo of Benny and Joshua Safdie. Instead of their usual emphasis on John Cassavetes-style naturalism,...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Sukierae, a collaboration between Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son, Spencer, wears its dad-rock bona fides proudly. The album takes its title from a nickname of Tweedy's wife of nearly 20 years, Sue, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The Two Faces of January, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, is a superbly acted and sporadically intriguing thriller, yet it has a difficult time locating more stringent meaning and significance beyond its outward narrative of duplicitous actions...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Lilting has a sturdy and emotionally resonant premise for a modern romantic melodrama. Junn (Pei-pei Cheng) is an older Cambodian-Chinese woman living in a retirement community in London who's given to reliving talks with her recently deceased son, Kai...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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