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Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

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.


Monday, January 31 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 5 2012

The Trials of an Unlovable Loser: 'Dark Horse'

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


Friday, June 15 2012

'Dark Horse' is Todd Solondz's Take on the Arrested-Development Male

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


Tuesday, August 23 2011

'Life During Wartime' An Unfamiliar Twist on a Seemingly Familiar Tale

Todd Solondz revisits his characters from Happiness using different actors to deliver a biting, poetic essay of American life in the wake of a different kind of foreign invasion.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Storytelling (2001)

In 'Storytelling', when Vi exclaims that her story 'really happened,' her professor observes, 'Once you start writing, it all becomes fiction.'"


Blogs

Thursday, September 15 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Dark Horse'

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


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