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Film, Film Feature Karina Longworth's Top 10 Films of 2010

Karina Longworth's Top 10 Films of 2010

Every four years, the American people act en masse to send a message to the nation's power brokers, and every four years, this vote is interpreted as a sign of the decline in taste, intelligence, and moral rectitude of the…
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Film, "Enter the Void": Dumb but trippy

"Enter the Void": Dumb but trippy

A very, very loose and highly symbolic adaptation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Gaspar Noé's Enter the Void unfolds in four major parts. Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) is a young, drug-dealing American in Tokyo with an unusually close relationship…
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Cannes 2009: This time, it's visceral

CANNES, France — Memorable for its in-your-face sensationalism, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opened with the 3-D computer animation Up, saving the "Yours" for the final minutes of the competition's penultimate movie, Gaspar Noé's "psychedelic melodrama" Enter the Void. The…
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Music, Mute Manson

Mute Manson

When Marilyn Manson announced plans for retirement from music in 2005, it seemed like a respectable move. Here was a cultural icon who had incited conservative ire and peddled subversive (if stridently adolescent) rebellion with a cerebral edge, an ambitious…
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Film, Gallic Anxiety

Gallic Anxiety

The festival has displayed exceptional enthusiasm in recent years for the most transgressive inclinations of French filmmakers, from the serious self-mutilation study In My Skin to the bad-girls-with-guns hokum of Baise Moi. At first blush, Lucile Hadzihalilovic's exquisitely etched Innocence…
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