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by Peter Labuza Film

A War | Tobias Lindholm

February 9, 2016

In Tobias Lindholm’s A Hijacking, the filmmaker staged a Somali pirate hostage negotiation in real time. The film was all business, keeping any opinions about morality and politics close to the vest until its third act twist. Lindholm’s latest, A War, eschews laser-focused attention for quiet contemplation, and with it, a lot of dead air.…

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by Carson Lund Film

Force Majeure | Ruben Ostlund

Though it touches upon the comedy of remarriage film, the family vacation film, the bourgeois critique film, and the male-id exposé film, Force Majeure is nonetheless first and foremost something like a science-fiction object, the kind of thing that some heretofore-undetermined future intelligent species…

October 24, 2014
by Veronika Ferdman Film

White Bird in a Blizzard | Gregg Araki

Whether or not one ultimately finds David Fincher’s recent film Gone Girl feminist, misogynist, or somewhere in between, it is thrilling to see a narrative so wickedly and deliciously crafted by the mysteriously vanished Amy, the words of her diary giving presence to her…

October 24, 2014
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