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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...