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I get that there are all kinds of reasons to be excited about the arrival of autumn (colorful leaves! crisp air! drinking cider?), but the main thing about this season that excites me is that I get to wear turtlenecks again, and there is nothing better to wear this fall. But first, consider the turtleneck. I can almost guarantee you’re thinking of it the wrong way. You’re imagining something cozy and thick, the kind of...
Summer is almost over. Did you do everything you wanted to do this summer? Neither did I! And while I personally think there’s nothing more decadent and luxurious than wasting an entire season of the year—especially when that season is summer, which is, sorry, but kind of the worst, thanks to all the forced gaiety and practically compulsory “fun” activities—I recognize that most people are not like me (and, really, that’s a good thing;...
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...
The common understanding of the annual cinema calendar holds that summer is for blockbusters, for kicking back at the multiplex and switching off every part of your brain not required to remember which characters appeared in the previous iteration of whatever multimillion dollar franchise's latest offering you're now submitting yourself to. It's fun! And this summer is shaping up to be the most blockbustery yet: Furious 7 is already the fourth highest-grossing film of all-time, Avengers: Age...

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