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Editor, The Dissolve | You kiss like a rock/ But you know I need it anyway. (All opinions mine. All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed, etc.)

Cartel Land / The Dissolve — Any discussion of how the evolution of digital cameras has transformed documentary filmmaking would do well to start with Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land, a work of both stunning beauty and stunning immediacy.

Magic Mike XXL / The Dissolve — They aren't male strippers, they're male entertainers. Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), one of a crew of dancers taking the scenic route to a convention in Myrtle Beach, makes this distinction to a group of middle-aged women who are turning the dancers' visit into a wine kegger.

Malice / The Dissolve — What's striking about the mixed notices the delirious thriller received back in 1993 is how little credit film critics were willing to give its screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank, for knowing exactly what they were doing. Granted, that's easy to say in retrospect, before they became two of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood.

Max / The Dissolve — Lassie was a great dog. So was Benji. Rexxx the Firehouse Dog was also excellent, once he put away the skateboard and sunglasses. But did any of those dogs put it all on the line every day for their country?! And what about you, Joe and Jane Multiplex?

A Murder In The Park — In the wee hours of August 15, 1982, two teenagers, Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard, were shot and killed in the bleachers around a swimming pool in Washington Park on Chicago's South Side.

Escobar: Paradise Lost — Escobar: Paradise Lost opens with a dramatic scene: Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug kingpin of the modern age, is calling his mother from a heavily guarded hideaway in the mountains of Medellín, Colombia. It's the night before he's scheduled to turn himself in to the authorities under a deal with the Colombian government.

Creep / The Dissolve — After the Duplass brothers' no-budget 2005 debut feature The Puffy Chair put them on the map, they followed up by poking fun at their own DIY aesthetic in Baghead, which follows four friends who want to make a movie, but are creatively bankrupt.

Eden / The Dissolve — In the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s, the vibrant house movement in France, later identified as "the French touch," crossed into the mainstream when the electronic duo Daft Punk released Homework and Discovery, and turned club hits like "One More Time" into international dance sensations.

The Tribe / The Dissolve — One of the things cinema lost when it transitioned from silence to sound is the necessity of conveying information primarily through action. Whatever turns of the plot couldn't be suggested through pantomime found its way into intertitles, but some filmmakers took it as a challenge to lean on them as little as possible, most notably F.W.

Jurassic World and the genetically modified blockbuster — The first Jurassic Park was a classic story of hubris, offering the genetic revival of long-extinct dinosaurs as the umpteenth example of humanity's false belief that we can control Mother Nature.
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Jul 02, 2015

@eshynes @alisonwillmore No. Heineman invites us to both compare *and* contrast. Not equivalent situations in every way.

Jul 02, 2015

Kids' juice boxes scanned at the airport. Confirmed that they are not terrorist juice boxes. Crisis averted.

Jul 01, 2015

@jbouie It's our Movie Of The Week next week @thedissolve. Should be a good one.

Jul 01, 2015

@rachel_handler @mattsinger When filling the news editor position, we really wanted to get as far from Matt as possible on the peas issue.

Jul 01, 2015

@fmanjoo There's quite a bit of him in the new MAGIC MIKE, which he shot, edited and produced.

Jul 01, 2015

This tweet was written several days ago and is 100% not a joke at all now.…

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