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Monday Movie: The Long Day Closes, by West Anthony

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of The Long Day Closes originally ran as a home video review. Terence Davies’ The Long Day Closes is a musical in which everything dances except the people. The...

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Emily: A Death-Scene, by David Bax

In 2011, Andrea Arnold blew the dust off of popular assumptions about high school literature mainstay Wuthering Heights with her visceral, sensual, handheld adaptation, in which the characters’ emotions were chafed as raw as their skin was by the constant...

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Sr.: No More Excuses, by David Bax

“They said they wanted someone hipper but the part ended up going to Robert Downey.” “Junior?” “If it was junior, I would have said junior.” That’s a joke from an episode of Bojack Horseman. Specifically, a season one episode; the...

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TIFF 2022: Daliland, by David Bax

Mary Harron’s Daliland opens with the classic footage of famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali appearing on a 1952 episode of the game show What’s My Line?, befuddling contestants by answering “yes” to every single question asked about him. It’s an...

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Monday Movie: Dersu Uzala, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Dersu Uzala originally ran as a Criterion prediction. Dersu Uzala was a huge comeback for Akira Kurosawa, who suffered a series of setbacks and hardships before collaborating...

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