Walerian Borowczyk Explores the Obsessive Quest in 'Story of Sin'

Walerian Borowczyk Explores the Obsessive Quest in 'Story of Sin'

By Imran Khan

In Story of Sin, there's a realism articulated through a psychological terror, an anxiety ramped up to the wild-eyed surveying of struggle and compromise. 24 May 2017 // 10:00 AM

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‘Prison Movies’ Is a Serious Attempt to Define a Genre and Identify Its Key Characteristics

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Slowdive: Slowdive

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‘The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness’: A Collection of Self-help Fails

Brilliant career comedian Paula Poundstone is ripe for the ultimate self-reflexive comedic conceit: trying various ways of improving upon her own happiness.

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"In our role of the spooked cameraman, there’s just enough light to highlight our confinement -- but not enough to highlight the dangers.

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