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Imagination and violence collide in this story within a story.

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Each Song Is a Thought, Flying Across the Ocean for Do Make Say Think's Charles Spearin

Charles Spearin discusses the themes and processes behind Do Make Say Think's latest album Stubborn Persistent Illusions.

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Criterion's 'Lone Wolf and Cub' Includes the Original Six Films in the Series

This series of films about a masterless samurai bent on revenge while protectively raising his son features moments of pastoral silent beauty juxtaposed with quick stylized violence.

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' Ghost in the Shell': Sometimes Discovering Your Identity Means Fighting a Spider Tank

This version of the long running franchise focuses on visually dazzling aesthetics and beautifully choreographed action -- and spider tanks.

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The Most Hated Woman in America: An Interview With Filmmakers Irene Turner and Tommy O'Haver

PopMatters spoke with writer Irene Turner and director Tommy O'Haver during SXSW 2017 about the remarkable life and death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

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This Is How You Break Into My House to Find Me: An Interview with Sxip Shirey

Sxip Shirey found recent success with "Woman of Constant Sorrow", and now discusses robotic bells, the pleasure of composing for circuses, and his new album A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees.

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'Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark' Serves as a Succinct Companion to the Landmark Film

At once a production history, a film analysis and a history of the Hermitage Museum, the Chair of the Film Studies at Aberystwyth University has written a concise and thought-provoking volume.

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'Heart of a Dog': The Sublime Journey of Lolabelle

Laurie Anderson's story of her rat terrier features moments of clever emotional connection.

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The Cool Cats of Istanbul: 'Kedi'

Beautifully framed images of humans interacting with stray cats tell stories of hope and survival in Istanbul.

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'Arsenal': Saving Your Brother From Himself

This small entertaining genre movie about the strengths and dangers of brotherhood transcends its shortcomings.

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'Songs My Brothers Taught Me': Coming of Age on the Reservation

Chloé Zhao and her team have created an emotionally compelling neo-realist portrait of a family and their community experiencing the stresses and pressures of post-colonial life.

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