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"It is an awful thing to be betrayed by your body, David Levithan asserts in his novel Every Day." And it's lonely, because you feel you can't talk about it. You feel it's something between you and the body. You feel it's a battle you will never win . . . and yet you fight it day after day, and it wears you down. Even if you try to ignore it, the energy it takes to ignore it will exhaust you."
The above monolog perfectly mirrors the inner life of Sebastian (Saga Becker), the Swedish antihero/heroine of Ester Martin Bersgmark's accomplished offering, Something Must Break, which one critic encapsulated as "bleak" while confronting a urinal after a recent Tribeca Film Festival press screening.
An outcry against society's binary gender system that insists we must all delegate ourselves to being either male or female while residing in a generic Ikea-land, the film pursues »
- Brandon Judell
What is it about Wes Anderson films that movie buffs love most? Is it the host of quirky characters played by top-tier cast members? Is it the blend of melancholic themes with oddly specific contextual comedy? The saturated, obsessive, painterly composition in every one of his shots? Or is it the list of killer songs that accompany and define all of his movies, offering jubilant iPod additions as well as characterisations to the films?
In honor of the release of Wes Anderson’s new feature The Grand Budapest Hotel – which looks to be the director’s most idiosyncratic work yet – here are 8 unforgettably distinctive scenes from Anderson’s films that are characterised by the director’s pitch-perfect choice in music selection.
These scenes are so unique they could only have come from the one-of-a-kind mind of Anderson, and are complimented by sublime soundtrack choices that become inextricably associated »
- Mark DiStefano
2 items from 2014
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