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  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    Akhavan created and cowrote The Bisexual (with her Miseducation cowriter Cecilia Frugiuele) and stars (she also directed four out of its six episodes) in this comedy about an American immigrant in London

  • The Public Image is Rotten, Tabbert Fiiller's documentary about Public Image Ltd (PiL), the band John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) formed after the Sex Pistols, makes one wonder: Does anyone still care? Its interviews are either with aging,...

  • Matt Tyrnauer's documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood follows Scotty Bowers, a World War II veteran (now 95) who, after he was discharged, became a sex worker and pimp. Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, Randolph Scott and Tom...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    The main character, this time named Frank (Nick Offerman), like (High) Fidelity's Rob, owns a record store and lectures women about music as if they don't have opinions — or ears — of their own

  • Director Brett Haley's new film Hearts Beat Loud is something of a Trojan Horse. The first scenes give every indication that we're going to see a lackluster update of High Fidelity. The main character, this time named Frank (Nick...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    The documentary Elián posits the story of 5-year-old Elián González, who was rescued off the coast of Florida in 1999 after attempting to leave Cuba with his mother (who drowned) — a long with its aftermath — as the birth of the 24-hour news cycle...

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