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In ‘Tallulah,’ An Aimless Young Woman Stumbles Across A Purpose: Kidnapping

ww2.kqed.org — Halfway through Tallulah, an unwieldy but affecting showcase for Ellen Page and Allison Janney, Lu (Page), a drifter suddenly confronted by an enormous responsibility stares up at blue sky above Washington Square Park and muses about gravity. What if it just stopped? What if we left these earthly bounds and floated off into the ether?

In 'Tallulah,' An Aimless Young Woman Stumbles Across A Purpose: Kidnapping

‘Lace Crater’ Review | Variety

variety.com — In a moment of vulnerability - to put it mildly - a young woman has a sexual encounter with a ghost and contracts an STD that can't be Googled in "Lace Crater," a deeply strange and intermittently creepy micro-indie that's as inscrutable as its title.

A Social Media-Savvy Cyberthriller

uproxx.com — When their documentary Catfish premiered at Sundance, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sparked a discussion over the ethics of non-fiction filmmaking, with some believing the "documentary" label itself belonged in scare-quotes. Their subsequent MTV reality series of the same name explored similar stories as the film with more polish and arranged drama than insight, but then Schulman and Joost don't seem to care about such persnickety rules.

‘The Night Of’ Season 1, Episode 3: Outsiders

nytimes.com — Season 1, Episode 3: 'A Dark Crate' As I've written in previous recaps, "The Night Of" is a show about how the justice system works, revealed partly through the frightened eyes of Naz Khan, a young Pakistani-American college student who's never experienced it before. We've seen him under interrogation.

The Enduring ‘AbFab’ Picks Up Right Where It Boozily Left Off

ww2.kqed.org — Making an Absolutely Fabulous movie in 2016, over 20 years after the cheerfully vulgar British sitcom became a cult sensation, seems both absurdly late and entirely in keeping with the spirit of the show. After all, Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and Patricia "Patsy" Stone, a pair of unrepentant boozers on the fringes of the fashion world, have never known cultural cachet.

The Enduring 'AbFab' Picks Up Right Where It Boozily Left Off

npr.org — Making an Absolutely Fabulous movie in 2016, over 20 years after the cheerfully vulgar British sitcom became a cult sensation, seems both absurdly late and entirely in keeping with the spirit of the show. After all, Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and Patricia "Patsy" Stone, a pair of unrepentant boozers on the fringes of the fashion world, have never known cultural cachet.

Are You Afraid Of The Dark?

uproxx.com — In less than three nearly wordless minutes, David F. Sandberg's original short film, " Lights Out," toys cleverly with one of the fundamental precepts of horror (and of being scared, period): That something out there, in the dark, is waiting to harm us.

The New Cult Canon: Road House

avclub.com — (Programming note: I had originally planned only four movies for Camp Month, but since there are five Thursdays in July, I've decided to squeeze one more onto the schedule. Depending on your perspective, I'm sorry or you're welcome.) "Pain don't hurt."

Stranger Things film reference glossary.

vulture.com — To call Stranger Things a Frankenstein's monster of '80s influences wouldn't do justice to the many parts that make up this irresistible beast. With their new Netflix series, Matt and Ross Duffer have created something more like an immense nostalgia bath, drawing on the work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Stephen King, and a host of others from a familiar era in popular culture.
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Jul 30, 2016

"Honey, shouldn't you pull in a little more to park?" "DON'T TELL ME HOW TO DRIVE!" https://t.co/nzKSrzyyfu

Jul 30, 2016

RT @capricious_: "I begged my son, I begged him, do not come back a hero, come back to me a son. He came back a hero." -GHAZALA KHAN  https://twitter.com/evanasmith/status/759246483212435456 

Jul 29, 2016

@BenMathisLilley He won't allow himself to get pantsed by HRC. Question is whether his refusal to debate will do him much political damage.


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