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What's 'Love' Got to Do With it? Why Do Audiences Reject Sex in the Movies?

Gaspar Noé’s Love was panned in many different parts of the world because its unsimulated sex scenes defy narrative norms and take moviegoers out of the story.

Performing Arts

Is 'Madonna: Tears of a Clown' a Laughing Matter?

In Madonna's bizarre one-off concert in Australia, she proved that she's still willing to push the envelope with a bold artistic statement. But what exactly was she saying?

Performing Arts

Kayaktivists' Colorful and Effective Protests in 2015

The most elaborately staged spectacle of 2015 was performed by the “kayaktivists”, a group of environmentalists that successfully stopped oil giant Royal Dutch Shell from drilling in the Arctic.

Film

Making Movies to Survive in 'The Wolfpack'

The Wolfpack is less about the power of movie consumption and more about the power of movie creation.

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'A Special Day' in Fascist Italy

Despite the tumultuous times, the characters in A Special Day can’t escape the clichés of a standard melodramatic story.

Television

Aziz Ansari Reverses Gender Roles in 'Master of None'

Master of None was made for millennial men who can relate to Dev’s relationship struggles.

Film

Revisiting 'Girlfriends': A Forgotten Film of Second-Wave Feminism

Stanley Kubrick was right. Girlfriends is one of the finest American films of the ‘70s.

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'The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)' Has a Deliciously Twisted Sense of Humor

The humorous treatment of so-called "mercy killing" will certainly provoke some viewers.

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'Heaven Knows What' Offers Little Hope to an Invisible Subculture

Despite some stylistic flourishes, this film's portrayal of the harsh world of drug addiction could make viewers "just say no" to Heaven Knows What.

Jon Lisi
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Internet

Could YouTube Help Bernie Sanders -- and Hurt Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton may be the Democratic establishment's favorite, but on the Internet, social media users are feelin' the Bern.

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'Citizenfour' Is Invaluable Cinéma Vérité

I welcome Oliver Stone’s forthcoming biopic about Snowden with an open mind, but I doubt that it will surpass the riveting realism of Citizenfour.

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Even Meryl Streep Can’t Save 'The French Lieutenant’s Woman' From Postmodern Pretense

This film has not aged well, and this has to do with the failure of postmodernism and poststructuralism to contribute anything useful to popular culture.

Film

In Praise of Kristen Wiig's Risky Career Choices

Kristen Wiig’s genius is that she can generate humor and pathos from the same source, her characters’ pain.

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Some Memories Just Won't Be Released in 'Unfriended'

Unfriended successfully updates horror movie conventions for a social media savvy audience.

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How Do the 'Merchants of Doubt' Sell Skepticism?

Merchants of Doubt shows how simple it is for corporations to sell lies to the American people, and how stupid the American people are to believe them.

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