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Art - Basquiat—The Unanswerable Answer to the Art World - Film

October 07, 2017

Basquiat—The Unanswerable Answer to the Art World
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is Sara Driver’s first feature in almost twenty—five years. She opens with a shot from her husband, Jim Jarmusch’s film, Permanent Vacation—a pre Rudy Giuliani Lower Manhattan—dirty, almost abandoned, broken windows, as if all the colors bled in the wash and everyone forgot to care... read more >

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Film -  The Big Picture, Faces Places, A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

October 03, 2017

The Big Picture
Faces Places

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Faces Places transforms the quotidian into objects of fascination. The meta documentary is a film about the process of making art yet the subjects are so lacking in narcissism that it’s a delight to watch... read more >

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Gaga for Bobbi Jene, Bobbi Jene— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

September 22, 2017

Gaga for Bobbi Jene,
Bobbi Jene—

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Bobbi Jene sees the possibility of a body in motion where others see a concrete wall. She finds inspiration for choreography in not what is mundane but what is foundational to modern human existence—to physical building materials that protect us... read more >

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FILM - There’s Something About Brad, Brad’s Status— A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

September 07, 2017

There’s Something About Brad
Brad’s Status—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Ben Stiller is all grown up. I mean it. He plays the role of Brad Sloan in Brad’s Status with absolute gravitas. It isn’t an easy role. Much of the dramedy (gag, someone please come up with a better word!) relies on Brad’s interior dialogue. Round shouldered, slow to smile, introspective, self-critical but not self-loathing is a lot to put on a protagonist... read more >

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Art - May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

September 07, 2017

“A Breathing Time Machine”
(lyrics from Laundry Room-The Avett Brothers),
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Folk rock is kind of the “not otherwise specified” exception diagnosis for those of us who can’t quite stomach the idea of identifying with anything to do with country music. There’s a few artists who fall into this category. The greats include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tracey Chapman and Leonard Cohen... read more >

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Art - Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort, School Life—A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker - A Film Review

September 07, 2017

Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort,
School Life

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Maybe it’s the fairytale castle in the verdant lushness that can only exist in Ireland. Perhaps it’s the somewhat beatnik headmaster telling a roomful of children between the ages of seven and thirteen that they are already in charge of their own lives and discovering that his words are anything but trite... read more >

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Art - The Evolution of an Artist, Polina-- A Film Review

August 24, 2017

The Evolution of an Artist
Polina--

Review by Jennifer Parker

From somewhere on a bridge between a coming of age movie and a dance film, the French directors Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljoçaj bring us Polina. This is an enchanting and emotionally bare film about a Millennial dancer growing up in post-Cold-War Moscow, who discovers after a decade of classical training that she doesn’t want to be a ballerina... read more >

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Art - The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat, Lemon and Logan Lucky- A Film Review

August 18, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat Lemon and Logan Lucky-

Review by Jennifer Parker

It’s August 2017. The news is no fun no matter what side of the political spectrum you find yourself on—but we’re in the good ole U.S of A and Americans have a long tradition of going to the movies when times are tough... read more >