In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, review, whatever, it don't matter, none of this matters) we talked a lot about ice cream and then a lot about movies we hated, or movies we loved but never wanted to see again, or … I dunno, JVL had a bunch of categories. You'll have to listen to find out.
In the latest mini-episode of the Substandard—to which you should subscribe and for which you should leave a review (five stars, please)—JVL wanted to talk about pumpkin spice. So we did. But he also suggested that "grapefruit" is the official flavor of summer. This is, of course, nonsense. It does give me an excuse, however, to talk about one of my all time favorite unnecessary inventions: the double-bladed grapefruit knife. After the embed, let's talk about this for a moment, shall we?
BY: Sonny Bunch Follow @SonnyBunch September 16, 2017 10:07 amDarren Aronofsky is one of the few directors willing to let "the bad guy win," so long as we expand our notion of characters beyond mere flesh and into the realm of the conceptual. Requiem for a Dream is a movie in which addiction itself is the protagonist, the underdog clawing for purchase and success against the wishes of virtually everyone in the film.
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Selecting a term
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