Tagged: romance

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Happiest Season: Join the Chorus, by David Bax

Gathering the coolest ladies you know both in front of (Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis) and behind (Clea DuVall) the camera and filling out nearly every supporting role with a cast member from a beloved 2010s sitcom, from Schitt’s Creek‘s...

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Ammonite: Can You Dig It?, by David Bax

In the opening scene of Francis Lee’s Ammonite, a brief sort of prologue set decades before the main story, we see a complete, fossilized ichthyosaur skeleton being arranged for display in a museum. Empirical though it may be, to contemplate...

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Monday Movie: One from the Heart, by David Bax

Thanks to my friendship with Tom Waits superfan Tyler Smith, I was familiar with the songs of Francis Ford Coppola’s One from the Heart years before I ever saw the movie. In fact, all I really knew about the film...

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Shithouse: Everybody Gets a Trophy, by David Bax

Shithouse, the Duplass-approved directorial debut of a young white male who also wrote the screenplay and plays the film’s lead (as well as co-editing the picture), is a semi-autobiographical dramedy inspired by Before Sunrise. In other words, there are more...

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Martin Eden: Gossip Boy, by David Bax

Shot on 16mm film, often with a handheld camera, Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden embodies much of the stripped down zeal we associate with the various European cinematic movements of the mid-twentieth century. But it’s also a lavishly appointed period piece,...

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Monday Movie: Jumpin’ Jack Flash, by David Bax

Setting aside for now the fact that Jumpin’ Jack Flash is, in all honesty, not a very good movie, let’s focus instead of what’s notable about it. Chiefly, it is the directorial debut of the beloved and iconic Penny Marshall...