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Showgirls

Showgirls Revisited: An Interview with Adam Nayman, author of
“It Doesn’t Suck”

Editors Sean Beaudoin and J.M. Blaine discuss the train wreck that is (was?) the movie Showgirls with Adam Nayman, author of “It Doesn’t Suck.” Continue reading

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Johansson in "Don Juan."

Losing Faith in the Gleam

Nathaniel Missildine on Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Lane, and the function of movie stars. Continue reading

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“Blue is the Warmest Color” and Cinema’s Sex Revolution

How should sex be depicted in film? Are there boundaries that simply shouldn’t be crossed? Jeremy Polacek untangles these questions and more, in a discussion of the ever-divisive movie Blue is the Warmest Color. Continue reading

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The New Era of Movie Beefcake

Justin Hall documents the rise (pun intended) of the hot male action star in contemporary film. Where has all the cheesecake gone? Continue reading

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On The Hunt for Planes, Trains and…Candy-O?

Patrick Wensink goes trick-or-treating and digs up a trove of movie/musical mashups. From Arcade Fire to Candy-o Continue reading

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Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself

A marathon session of Werner-Herzog watching teaches Brian Kelly about repetition, life and habit from Aguirre to Fitzcarraldo and Kelly’s own more mundane existence. Continue reading

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One of the many surreal images in HOUR OF THE WOLF

The Hero’s Tale: The Conclusion of My Year of Horror

When is a myth like a horror movie or when is reality like a myth? Tom Gualtieri concludes his year of horror with five films that send their heroes into the darkness. Continue reading

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