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Dogs Directed by Bogdan Mirică February 23, 9:30pm at Film Comment Selects Twelve years since Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), a spate of dour Romanian films in the latest iteration of realism, and grouped together as a “New Wave,” have made their way to arthouse theaters. Parallel to these films arrives Dogs, directed by newcomer Bogdan Mirică. A moody and stylized work with genre trappings, this debut feature is about inborn violence linked to...
Sierranevada played October 9 and plays again October 14 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival; the film is currently without US distribution. Graduation plays October 11 and 12; the film has been acquired for US distribution by Sundance Selects. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. As it cruises through its second decade, the Romanian New Wave’s characteristic blend is by now a familiar one to festivalgoers—grim resignation...
While we couldn’t be further outside of the “everything’s better with bacon” camp (that battle cry alone is enough to make us want to switch to seitan), our defiant, all-American spirit was nevertheless aroused by recent studies, declaring bacon and other processed meats as carcinogenic, potentially cancer-causing agents, essentially as harmful as cigarettes. Bah! So if you’re ready to carpe arvina (seize the bacon, obvs), thumb your nose at naysayers with Mekelburg’s pork belly-topped...

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