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Reality Bites and so does this romance.

Last night I watched Reality Bites for the first time. It’s been in my Netflix insta-play queue ever since tometome posted this quick write-up of it. I went to college with tometome. She is a badass smart chick whose tastes … Continue reading

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not-so-quick notes on awesome indie films, part 2: Melancholia.

Melancholia director Lars von Trier is a polarizing figure. This is largely due to the fact that he is completely fucking insane. He semi-accidentally praised the Nazi party at Cannes; he once said that to get a good performance from … Continue reading

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not-so-quick notes on awesome indie films, part 1: Carnage.

Being the good little fuckin’ feminist lefty I am, I feel the need to justify paying money to see Carnage, Roman Polanski’s latest. Unfortunately, my justification is weak: that night, due to a weird combination of a cinematically weak December … Continue reading

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Pariah: film, cultural phenomenon, delicious dessert. Not that third thing.

It’s difficult to talk about Pariah because it feels like so much is riding on its success. On the one hand, it’s a well-made small film about a young black Brooklyn lesbian’s coming-out starring a bunch of people you haven’t … Continue reading

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