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March 2020

by Lawrence Garcia Film Kicking the Canon

Mauvais sang | Leos Carax

“I’ve only loved girls with dead fathers.” So says Denis Lavant’s young criminal Alex during the midpoint nocturne of Mauvais sang, the sophomore feature of one Leos Carax, born Alex Christophe Dupont in 1960, the year of Breathless. Made when the director was just…

March 28, 2020
by Brendan Nagle Kicking the Canon Music

The Replacements | Let It Be

For a band so insistent on defying any and all principles of behavior, even (or perhaps especially) when it meant sabotaging their own success, it’s perfectly fitting that the Replacements’ best and most quintessential album bears a title so openly flippant in its disregard…

March 27, 2020
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by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film Horizon Line

First Cow | Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt’s latest treads familiar thematic territory, but her minimalist leanings here lend toward something altogether more expansive. First Cow is a film of beginnings and endings (and thusly also of returns). Kelly Reichardt‘s second period film marks the return of the 4:3 aspect ratio, once…

March 26, 2020
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