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by Cynthia Fuchs

21 Jul 2015


“The United States is where most drugs are sold.” The Mexican meth cooker is working at night, his face covered by a bandana, protection against both smoke and any sort of identification. “We know we do harm with all the drugs that go there,” he goes on as you watch one of his colleagues stir a huge blue vat and another documents amounts with a cell phone camera. Their arms and hands swirl in smoke, rising as if from a witches’ brew, “But what are we going to do? We come from poverty. If we were doing well, we would be like you, traveling the world or doing good clean jobs like you guys.”

by Cynthia Fuchs

22 Jun 2015


“I was scared.” In August 2006, Renata Hill and six friends were arrested in the West Village. As she remembers it, they were walking outside the IFC Theater when a man accosted and then attacked them, leading to a fight when the women defended themselves. When police officers arrived on the scene, the man claimed the women assaulted him, at which point they were arrested, processed, and sent to Rikers Island, where they were locked in the fearsome BullPen, left to sleep on the floor.

by Brice Ezell

17 Jun 2015


The Peanuts Movie is out on 6 November in the USA and 21 December in the UK.

by Brice Ezell

4 Jun 2015


William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has a long history of bleak adaptations, including the 1971 film version, directed by Roman Polanski. Up-and-coming director Justin Kurzel, who is also tapped to direct the Assassin’s Creed movie, has helmed up a new cinematic edition of “the Scottish play”, with Michael Fassbender as the titular bloodthirsty ruler and Marion Cotillard as the enigmatic Lady Macbeth.

by Brice Ezell

28 May 2015


As far as 20th century literary figures go, few are held in high repute as much as the late David Foster Wallace (1962-2008). Unsurprisingly, then, people have had a desire to further understand and process the man and his work, which in part explains the decision to make a film wherein he is a main figure. James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour is such a film; an adaptation of David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, it tells the story of a road trip Lipsky takes with Wallace while the latter is on a book tour. Jesse Eisenberg plays Lipsky, and Jason Segel takes on the lofty task of portraying Wallace.

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