Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Dick, by David Bax

Andrew Fleming’s Dick, just like Bruce McCulloch’s Superstar, is a slightly too-weird-for-this-world comedy that came out amidst the glut of great movies in 1999. Both underperformed at the box office and both have since accumulated minor cult followings, though nothing...

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Monday Movie: Butterfly, by David Bax

For an American high school student (twenty years ago, at least), European history classes generally cover only the pre-1776 years. That means massively important, early twentieth century events like the Spanish Civil War are left out altogether. Luckily, we have...

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Monday Movie: Baby Boy, by David Bax

Back in the summer of 2001, way before #OscarsSoWhite, way before I’d ever heard the term “Social Justice Warrior”—let alone been proud to be one—I was an eighteen-year-old who probably lacked the sophistication or vocabulary to explain why I found...

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Monday Movie: The Tin Drum, by David Bax

Because the first Volker Schlondörff film I ever saw was 2000’s The Legend of Rita, he maintains a reputation in my subconscious as a chiefly political, formalistically straightforward filmmaker. Even though I’ve seen more of his work since, it remains a...