Todd Solondz
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The Best Independent / International Films of 2012
21 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass
31 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.


The Trials of an Unlovable Loser: 'Dark Horse'
5 Dec 2012 // 4:05 PM

The new film by Todd Solondz finds the notorious director of Happiness and Storytelling being surprisingly compassionate -- gentle, even.

'Dark Horse' is Todd Solondz's Take on the Arrested-Development Male
15 Jun 2012 // 2:40 AM

As grimly funny and observant as Todd Solondz can be, there's nothing inherently interesting about showing that someone never really had a chance.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Dark Horse'
15 Sep 2011 // 3:00 AM

Todd Solondz (Happiness, Life During Wartime) understands tackiness on a deeper level than just about everyone else in the business besides John Waters.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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