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Upstate Blues: Drake Doremus on Breathe In

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Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy – a gauzily photographed love triangle drama that won Sundance – didn’t burn up the box office, but it opened up a number of doors for the third-time director and his atmospheric followup. By turns strident…  Read more

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Contemporary as Repertory: Aaron Schimberg and Jon Dieringer on Go Down Death at Spectacle

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Perhaps it’s the fabulist way its characters relay their inverted sense of normality or their ragged way of dress, but something about Aaron Schimberg’s debut feature Go Down Death is unshakably anachronistic — and it’s not just the black-and-white 16 mm.…  Read more

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Jersey Boys: Daniel Patrick Carbone on Hide Your Smiling Faces

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Promising newcomerDaniel Patrick Carbone’s Hide Your Smiling Faces, well received at festivals such as Berlin, Tribeca and Abu Dhabi, is a sumptuously shot meditation on the difficulties faced by a couple of rural New Jersey teenage brothers following the untimely death of…  Read more

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The Truth, The Horror: Eliza Hittman on It Felt Like Love

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“If you happen to know a brave fifteen-year-old, that’s not too embarrassed to act in an emotional teenage role, that deals with things teenagers deal with — please have her contact me. Most of the kids I’ve been seeing can…  Read more

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