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The Mermaid (2016) Directed by Stephen Chow Sony Corporation of America dumped Chow’s latest in a few theaters across North America during its theatrical run this February. In China though, The Mermaid was a box office smash. It’s one of the top grossing movies of all time in the country. It’s a pretty damn good film too, and now returns (in 3D!) to Metrograph following their retrospective on Chow the actor, the filmmaker, and comedy king of Hong...
Talking to Alex Ross Perry about Queen of Earth, and Other Higher Life Forms (That Is, Movies)   In each of Alex Ross Perry’s first three films, there is a needle-scratch moment when the film separates itself from its blinkered male protagonists in order to let the female co-lead speak her mind or live her life: Kate Lyn Sheil and Carlen Altman’s monologues in Impolex and The Color Wheel; and the entire middle movement of last...
Without question, the search for a roommate is a tricky endeavor. Maybe you’ve been trolling through Craigslist, trying your best to avoid all the potential hoarders and murderers out there. Or maybe it’s been your plan all along to live with a long time friend. No matter the connection, roommates are often an unavoidable part of life in New York. Unless you’re rich, of course, and can bankroll a place of your own, right?...
We're all told that money can't buy happiness, but even the youngest child will question the veracity of that statement because, well, you know what money can buy? Literally everything else. And also, let's face it, sometimes it can buy happiness too. And so it is with great skepticism that most of us greet a New York Times headline like "From Townhouse to TriBeCa, The Hard Way," because, well, if someone is able to afford to live...

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