The Grims’ lives do not play out in a vacuum but in our world, in which culture and society invisibly act upon them. Disconnected, discombobulated, and dysfunctional — they’re a model American family.
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January 22 Hal Hartley from A to Z: Folders from the Fool Files
The world is chaotic, and the films of Hal Hartley often depict the struggle to impose some kind of structure or organization, to suss out the meaning of it all. So perhaps it would behoove us to do the same. Let’s take it from the top.
January 17 What Year Is This: Jia Zhangke's I Wish I Knew
Call it sentimental postmodernism—and the essential first entry in Jia Zhangke’s 2010s filmography, the most essential of the decade.