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Editorial: Chevalier – May The Best One Win

Editorial: Chevalier – May The Best One Win

A chevalier is a ring worn on the small finger of medieval lords indicating superiority and honors. Such a ring is the trophy to a game invented by six men stuck on an Athens-returning boat for (at least) 24 hours. The purpose of this game? Who is the best of them all. The men are judged

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Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 2

After four days at a festival, people start to get antsy. Residents are figuring out when they’ll hit the slopes and get away from the movies. People are yelling at bus drivers to drop them off at unspecified stops. They’re trying to determine which theater they being driven towards – hint: it’s probably the wrong

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Dispatches From The 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Part 1

Sundance was just opening and rubbing its eyes Friday morning before it was already dabbing them with tissue. The festival’s opener, writer-director Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” begins with a family on a bed sniffling and sobbing, shaping their bodies along the contours of a mother that has just died. In the middle of this morbidity,

Queen Of Earth: Alex Ross Perry’s Cycle Of Sadness

It’s a common paradox that when a film’s main character has hit rock bottom, the actor embodying the downfall is actually soaring. Just a couple of minutes into Alex Ross Perry’s fourth feature “Queen Of Earth,” this is already the case. Sure, it helps that Perry has written an opening scene with his protagonist, Catherine,

Sundance Film Festival Favorites Frank & God Help The Girl Take Two Different Approaches To Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy: ‘God Help the Girl’ and ‘Frank’

by Jake Kring-Schreifels In the new film, ‘God Help The Girl,’ a practitioner at a mental health hospital diagrams what she terms a “Pyramid of Life.” Items like food, water, and sleep, she suggests, provide the foundational first level. Above them include secondary needs: home, family, friends, and well- being. The top tier allows for less

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