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serpentwithfeet | DEACON

DEACON doesn’t match the memorable, eerie energy of soil, but is still mostly successful as an articulation of serpentwithfeet’s new, breezy era (interlude?) of calm. There’s a certain irony to the all-caps stylization of serpentwithfeet’s (née Josiah Wise) latest album, DEACON, as it’s a…

April 19, 2021
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by Luke Gorham Film

Inbetween Girl | Mei Makino

The problem with so many teen movies is that they shape themselves according to shallow extremes of adolescent feeling, and specifically of young romance. There’s perhaps no greater period of emotional potency than adolescence, a time of life typically ill-understood by those living it,…

March 22, 2021
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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

The Fever | Maya Da-Rin

The Fever has plenty on its mind and is considerably weighty in its own right, but feels somewhat too indebted to obvious, superior arthouse touchstones. “They woke up something that was asleep inside of us. They made us see what we didn’t know.” The imprecision…

March 15, 2021
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by Luke Gorham Film

Petite Maman | Celine Sciamma

Celine Sciamma’s characters have always existed on a precipice of some essential awareness, riding the ebbs and flows of emerging self-knowledge, and arriving at necessarily unsettled places. Specifically, her films explore that bardo between childhood and adulthood — often, but not always tethered to…

March 9, 2021
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