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Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work. Lifelong friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen) have just graduated from their Brooklyn high school. Lilly is headed to Yale, Gerry is a budding songwriter,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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You might say that actor and theater director André Gregory creates theater Boyhood-style: He and his compatriots, chief among them actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, have been known to rehearse certain plays for a decade and more, gradually building...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In August 2010, a collapse at the San Jose Mine in the Atacama Desert trapped 33 Chileans nearly 2,500 feet underground, where they languished, awaiting rescue, for 69 days. "It's a bitter truth of mining," writes Hector Tobar in a recent New Yorker...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Psycho has a lot to answer for: Half a century later, lazy filmmakers are still using "mommy issues" as the paper-thin motivation for killers of all stripes. That's one problem with Paul Leyden's stab at psychological horror, Come Back to Me, a film...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Philip Seymour Hoffman is an island of rumpled calm in Anton Corbijn's urgent A Most Wanted Man, a glum-out-of-principle espionage story based on a John Le Carré novel. The role demands that Hoffman be quiet, steady, occasionally frustrated, and that...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Early in Dan Krauss's The Kill Team a soldier shares that when he was about to enter a firefight, Kenny Loggins's "Danger Zone" would pop into his head. The emotional disconnect between a soldier's perception of reality and reality itself is the subject...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Below are spoilers up to the most recent episode. True Blood hasn't been anyone's favorite show in a while. The once-addictive guilty pleasure is now a Hershey's Kiss from last year's Valentine's Day, a stale hunk of confection whose reappearance in...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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"I want to be known," says the magnetic young actor Zak Resnick, playing the part of songwriter Bert Berns. Bert who? Berns, the subject of this biographical jukebox musical, penned several of the best-known hits of the 1960s, including "Twist and Shout,"...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Idris Seabright's cottage looks idyllic. Pink paint and potted palms give her living room just the right tropical breeziness. A portrait of flinty, bearded Captain Horace Seabright hangs over her tasteful mantel, honoring the family patriarch who settled...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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"People should take Gertrude seriously," declares the queen, speaking of herself in the third person. Howard Barker's 2002 rendering of Hamlet defends the title character (Hamlet's mother), by rethinking her tongue-tied collusion in her husband's murder....
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Larry Clark's latest exhibition, "they thought i were but i aren't anymore...," is a small survey of sorts, composed of photographs, collages, and — for the first time — paintings by the New York-based artist/filmmaker who made his name more than...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It's no secret that New York is undergoing a brewing renaissance: Six new borough breweries opened in the first half of 2014 alone, and between the continued rise of craft-beer market share and the state's push to streamline licensing and production,...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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