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Binge and Purge: On Death Row (2012)

Binge and Purge is a monthly column about binge-watching, that curiously American act of sitting down and devouring television shows not episode-by-episode, but season-by-season. Full seasons will be discussed. Spoilers, though generally avoided, may be divulged. On Death Row – Created by Werner Herzog Originally...

happy people a year in the taiga Movie Review: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) 0

Movie Review: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

There are no filmmakers quite like Werner Herzog, who has been so prolific over the course of his career that it’s hard to fathom how his every move construes a passion project of some kind. Working in fiction or documentary, in books and lectures, in...

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Movie Review: Antichrist (2009)

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist is a film as beautiful as it is horrifying, its beautiful compositions juxtaposed against emotional and physical brutality. Its leads, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe, are given occupations rather than names, and it is the weight of those occupations, as well...

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Movie Review: Riddick (2013)

Though I’d certainly like to, there’s no denying the pleasure of a movie like Riddick—a meat-and-potatoes sci-fi brawler that’s light on the kind of moral hand-wringing weighing down its contemporaries. After a summer of apocalyptic confrontations and destroyed worlds, Riddick‘s uncomplicated plot—a simple, man vs. monster narrative—is...