Category: Theatrical Review

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Pieces of a Woman: Incomplete, by David Bax

After a few short scenes establishing the main characters, their lives and their relationships, Kornél Mundruczó’s Pieces of a Woman announces itself with a long, complex and immersive single take (lasting almost 25 minutes) detailing an at-home childbirth. It’s possible...

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Soul: Outtakes, by David Bax

In the movies, all jazz musicians are struggling jazz musicians, nobly suffering the slings and arrows of a cold, modern world while bearing the flame of jazz, keeping alive the last symbol we have left of a past we no...

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Night of the Kings: Histories, by David Bax

Philippe Lacôte’s Night of the Kings appears at first to be a grim and visceral prison drama, not unlike Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn from 2017. And, in many ways, that’s just what it is, set inside the Ivory...