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AFI Fest 2017: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond: Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, by David Bax

“I decided for the next few days to talk telepathically to people.” Jim Carrey, professional comedian, says this early in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, the new documentary...

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AFI Fest 2017: Call Me by Your Name, by David Bax

The characters in Luca Guadagnino’s quietly staggering Call Me by Your Name are members of an incredibly wealthy family. These “Jews of discretion” whose family tree covers most of Western society and who spend summers and holidays at their country...

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AFI Fest, Day 7

And so, we come to the end. Not of my coverage, mind you, but certainly the festival. It’s been an amazing, exhausting time. Over six days, I saw twenty feature films (with ties to thirteen different countries and five by...

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AFI Fest, Day 6

My constantly-shuffled schedule finally caught up with me, and a slot that was reserved for The Turin Horse opened up (don’t get me wrong, I’d watch it again in a heartbeat), and I got to see the Duplass brothers’ latest...

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AFI Fest, Day 5

One of the great pleasures of a film festival is getting to see some of the biggest movies of the year play alongside the smallest. AFI Fest, to their credit, has a section called “Breakthrough,” which spotlights films they discovered...

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AFI Fest, Day 4

Today was a day I shall long remember. As one of the artistic directors (whose name I did not record) admitted as he introduced today’s 12:30 screening, there are few giants of cinema left, but Bela Tarr must certainly be...