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Aferim! Directed by Radu Jude Opens January 22 From a distance, Romanian director Radu Jude’s Aferim! resembles a classic American Western. If one examines it more closely, its self-conscious artiness becomes apparent. There are almost no close-ups, but plenty of extreme long-shots in which people are tiny dots in a vast rural landscape. Despite the use of black-and-white cinematography, Jude’s direction owes at least as much to Abbas Kiarostami as John Ford. Policeman Costandin (Teodor Corban) and his...
Did you listen to Björk's Vulnicura? Better question: Were you able to listen to it, nine brutal songs that illuminate in painful detail the dissolution of her thirteen-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney? Most breakups are awful because they're your own. But when I saw Björk at Carnegie Hall belt out her anguish over her final fucks with her husband, who (from her telling of it, anyway) indelicately shattered their covenant, I found the narrative so raw and specific and prolonged that I...

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