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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,...
07.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Pedro Almovodar�s films are latticed with multiple meanings, but of what exactly? A new essay collection, AllAbout Almodovar: A Passion for Cinema (published by University of Minnesota Press), examines the Spanish director from more than a dozen angles. And yet, editors Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki admit their book isn�t all that can be said about Almodovar. The international audienc...