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There were over 120 films at Sundance this year. How does one even begin to crack that nut? I watched 21 films in five days and I didn’t even see any of the award-winning films. The good news is these great movies will all be picked up and you will have a chance to see them soon! 1. Christine Driven by a truly remarkable performance by Rebecca Hall, Christine is an exquisitely rendered dramatic look at the life of Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota newscaster who, after struggling with depression, committed suicide on air during a live broadcast in 1974.
Oftentimes when we discuss sexual violence, we fail to address the most important part: how society reacts and treats the victims after their assault. There is a programmed response immediately after an assault from law enforcement and other government entities. After the initial response, however, victims are often expected to be healed or feel better if they decide to report the crimes to the police. It seems that there is an expected timeline for healing for the victims of sexual violence, and that they are expected to act certain ways about their experiences.
Lola Kirke in Mozart In The Jungle On the phone, Lola Kirke sounds nothing like her older sister Jemima: her accent is all American. At 25, Lola is five years younger than Jemima and though the sisters look remarkably alike — save for Lola’s darker hair — their careers couldn’t be more different. (Another sister, Domino, is a singer.
Broad City returns for its third season on February 17th. Can I get a YAS QUEEN? I’ve been counting down the days for a while now, and I thought there was no way I could be more excited. But then I found out about this. Comedy Central just announced that this Saturday, February 6th there will be a Broad City mural in Williamsburg that will be open for the public to paint. IN ADDITION (as if I wasn’t already loosing my freaking mind), they will also be giving away FREE drinks and Broad City swag. Cue tears of joy.
Add some pizzazz to your steez with these rad patches and enamel pins 1. Menace to Sobriety Patch, $5, explorerspress.com 2. Sorry About Your Art Patch, $18.49, o-mighty.com 3. Fuck You—Pay Me Enamel Pin Set, $12, goblinkomegamall.com 4. Sad Songs Forever Patch, $5.03, stayhomeclub.com 5. Whiskey Witch Patch, $5, catcovenshop.com 6. “All Eyez On Me” Lapel Pin, $8, lilbullies.com 7. Puffy Shirt Lapel Pin, $8, valleycruisepress.com 8. Keep Out Pin, $10, shoptuesday.com 9. Feminist Enamel Lapel Pin, $11, wordforwordfactory.etsy.com 10.
  After 17 years of silence, British rockers Lush are making their faithful fans’ dreams come true with the release of their anthology Chorus. The box set first leads listeners through the shoegaze-y Gala, a compilation record of Lush’s first three EPs. Gala debuts the band’s signature sound of illusory noise with ethereal harmonies on songs like “Sweetness and Light.” The set moves into Lush’s three ageless studio albums, Spooky, Split, and Lovelife, and then segues into the B-sides collection Topolino, for lovers of Lush’s more polished, Britpop-influenced material.
When Showtime’s The Affair begins, Noah Solloway’s (Dominic West) first book is a “failure” due to lack of acclaim. Viewers initially root for Noah’s literary success until the show demonstrates how much his rising star relies on privilege. Rather than explore the way male privilege in the literary world turns Noah into a raging narcissist, the show uses that privilege to forward the narrative in laughably unbelievable—and, unfortunately, all too believable—ways.
Sundance was loaded with a diverse range of fantastic films this year, and a noticeable theme was the presence of many women filmmakers delivering command performances. With film narrative running on a continuum from anti plot to arc plot, from non-narrative to hyper narrative, clustered together around a point focusing on the cinematic are three great films by three amazing women film directors. If you are looking for lots of plot twists and explosions, its time to move along.
Abortion. What female image comes to mind when you think of the concept? Maybe a distressed woman sitting alone in her bedroom, staring at an unwanted— and unexpected—positive pregnancy test. Maybe she’s too young to raise a baby, she's still a baby herself. Maybe she’s already a mom with three babies and can’t feed a fourth. Maybe she doesn’t like kids and doesn’t want a baby. Maybe she wanted a baby but finally realized her husband is an abusive unfit father-to-be.  It’s her body, her choice, her life, and none of your damn business.
What do hairy palms, blindness and erectile dysfunction have in common? They are all things the kid down the street told you are caused by masturbation. Nicholas Tana and the people behind the year’s most forthcoming documentary, Sticky: A (Self) Love Story, out in the U.S. now, want you to know these are all bold faced lies.
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