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03.27.2014 | | Posted at 10:48 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Film scholar David Andrews makes many arguments in his latest book and the central one is provocative: there is no such genre as “art film” or “art house,” just a set of subjective (and often dubious) signifiers by which a film (or anything else, a Brillo box?) is labeled as “art” in a culture that segregates art from everything else. Theorizing Art Cinemas: Foreign,...
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Kirsten Dunst gives award-worthy performance

An unknown planet hidden behind the sun comes loose from its orbit and veers toward the Earth...
12.08.2010 | | Posted at 07:46 AM
By David Luhrssen
Mikael has a beautiful wife and daughter, a striking home overlooking a lake and good friends who come to dinner with bottles of fine wine. But often he lapses into tense silence; on leave of absence after years of tiresome work, Mikael decides to enroll in the clinical trial of an anti-depressant drug. The regimen begins to make him ponder his life from a different angle�to sense the �freedom� ...