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Director Nathan Silver is probably sick of getting confused on Google with the stat-crunching analyst Nate Silver. But both have the numbers going for them: The filmmaking Silver has directed five no-budget features since 2009, all of them promising-to-inspired,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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"Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist," said George Carlin. Words to live by when looking at much contemporary art, the phrase is especially useful when considering two concurrent exhibitions at the Met that feature Polish artist...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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In New Country, playwright-performer Mark Roberts steals his own show. He plays Uncle Jim, an addled hillbilly with an appetite for intoxicating substances, a rude sense of humor, and a propensity for waxing existential — think Duck Dynasty with a...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Robert Askins sets his new play Permission in "nice clean suburban Waco," but the Texas you see here might not look the way you imagined. Sure, the characters go to Bible study groups. They care about their marriages. They're well-intentioned: They eat...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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We might all rest easier if massive weather events could be "hacked" with the right combination of code, repelling hurricanes from New York's fragile shores. But that security would vanish if we learned those very storms were summoned by cynical bureaucrats...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Here are the ingredients of most of today's lefty issues docs: doom, doom, Koch brothers, Monsanto, doom, doom, CNN clips, doom, doom, upbeat guitars and the promise that everything can change if we just get involved. Andrew Morgan's The True Cost leaves...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The San Andreas fault stretches 810 miles up the Pacific coast, roughly the length of a dozen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnsons lying end to end. When it rumbles, we'll need all twelve of him to spring into action — although, as Brad Peyton's San Andreas...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Two and a half years ago, Judd Apatow released This Is 40, the most personal film of his career. He was anxious. He usually is. His default setting is inward panic. "I don't know if people can understand the pressure to be funny," Apatow says today,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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A romance about wanting to see a romance, a comic tragedy about an onlooker willing something tragic, Anne Fontaine's Flaubert-inspired meta-pleasure Gemma Bovery takes as its subject the act of watching the lives around us — and of wishing those lives...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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It's being promoted as "a Hitchcockian mash-up," but Daniel Peddle's debut narrative feature, Sunset Edge, more resembles a horror film grafted onto last year's Southern-poverty documentary Rich Hill...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Pickup on South Street is the most claustrophobic American film before Psycho. Hitchcock's lament for the aridity of the modern age focused on "private traps." Sam Fuller's 1953 noir, the finest distillation of his tabloid sensibility, is about public...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Teen action-comedy Barely Lethal is this summer's best film with a truly unfortunate title. Don't let the obnoxious marketing ("Click. Clique. Bang" — really?) fool you: Despite an out-of-left-field donkey-punch joke, Barely Lethal's combination of...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Though it starts off as a cautiously optimistic conversion narrative, the pseudo-progressive, banned-in-India LGBT drama Unfreedom quickly devolves into an absurdly pessimistic provocation. The film's bifurcated plot initially concerns two Muslims whose...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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New York has often been the setting for films about heroin addicts, with titles ranging from Shirley Clarke's cinéma-vérité-tweaking The Connection (1961) to Slava Tsukerman's new-wave cult classic Liquid Sky (1982) mining the drama of smack freaks...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The further removed we are from past events, the higher the likelihood we credit them with a significance they might not have had. The recent nature of the goings-on in Fabrizio Conte's disco memoir Club Life is just one of the film's problems, though...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Writer-director Andrew Bujalski's last film was the psychedelic nerd-convention comedy Computer Chess, a layered existential gambol that vouched for human complexity even as it stared down the ascendance of personal computing. Results, his new film,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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"I will spread my wings and smother you with a million tiny feathers," a teen says to her first lover in I Believe in Unicorns, the confident feature debut from writer-director Leah Meyerhoff. That teen, Davina (Natalia Dyer), speaks that promise in...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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