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Dune (1984) Directed by David Lynch To appreciate this batty box-office bomb, you have to give up, right at the start. You won’t ever make sense of the plot, not without having source novelist Frank Herbert’s brain, so don’t even bother—absorb the basics and let the rest wash over you, starting with Virginia Madsen’s opening monologue, backstory tacked on at the producers’ request, the beginning of so much exposition; this is a movie almost defeated by...
Carol Directed by Todd Haynes Opens November 20 The first time I saw Carol, when the credits rolled, a critic cried bravo, which I immediately took as a protective gesture for a film that had not gripped me, had somehow lacked the passion I felt the two characters—Rooney Mara’s young shop clerk Terese and Cate Blanchett’s philandering housewife of the title—must feel. Ordinarily, I would be the one rolling my eyes a little at the standard complaints...
Todd Haynes: The Other Side of Dreams November 18-29 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center There is an argument to be made that the American Cinema is fundamentally one of genre and always has been. The Golden Age studios marketed films based on genre, and by the time the New Hollywood directors came along in the late 1960s, they were reconfiguring genre themes and conventions in surprising new ways. Most of these filmmakers—Martin Scorsese, Sam...

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