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Parting Shots: Uncut Gems and Where to Find Them

In a podcast almost as heady and packed as their latest film Uncut Gems (2019) and cheekily titled “Seduce and Destroy,” after the particular brand of sleazy pickup artistry promoted by dating coach Frank T.J. Mackey (Tom Cruise) in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999), Josh and Benny Safdie talked to Anderson about, among other things, how their […]

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Revisiting The Outsiders, Coppola’s unexpectedly life-affirming tale of gang life

The eighties spawned a number of glossy movies full of good looking actors, the type that belong to the brat-pack genre – most of which lacked any real substance and have aged badly. There is one film, however, that has stood the test of time: Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal 1983 movie The Outsiders. An adaptation of […]

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Four Frames: rainbow imagery and the otherworldly atmosphere of Eyes Wide Shut

Rainbow imagery plays a central role in Stanley Kubrick’s final film, the enigmatic Eyes Wide Shut.