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Lily Janiak

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  • 2 years ago

    For most of House in the Alley, the third feature by Le-Van Kiet, the only warm color you'll see comes from the blood smeared on the walls and pooling on the floor from Thao's (Ngo Thanh Van) stillborn child. The slate blues and pale greens with w...

  • If Pulitzer Prize—winning playwright Sam Shepard, as he says in Shepard & Dark, has "always set [himself] up as a great enemy of sentimentality," much of the documentary-- the debut film of Treva Wurmfeld-- takes the opposite tack....

  • 2 years ago

    If Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard, as he says in Shepard & Dark, has "always set [himself] up as a great enemy of sentimentality," much of the documentary—the debut film of Treva Wurmfeld—takes the opposite tack. W...

  • Strip Catholic teaching bare, remove its overarching story, its context, its reaching toward God at the expense of man, and you have a dime-store horror novel chronicling ghastly deaths—of, say, Saint Stephen (stoned to death) or Saint...

  • 2 years ago

    Strip Catholic teaching bare, remove its overarching story, its context, its reaching toward God at the expense of man, and you have a dime-store horror novel chronicling ghastly deaths—of, say, Saint Stephen (stoned to death) or Saint Maria...

  • 2 years ago

    Part The Diary of Anne Frank, part The Swiss Family Robinson, and part The Shawshank Redemption, No Place on Earth, about a Ukrainian Jewish family in WWII who hides from the Nazis by living in caves, has all the elements of a great story: an epic...