Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Transforming Metal in Julia Ducournau’s Film ‘Titane’

Titane – the French spelling for the metal titanium –is a slasher flick which features no less than six murders in its first half-hour.

Watching writer/director Julia Ducournau’s new film wasn’t exactly a pleasurable experience for me. I frequently cringed, and had to force myself not to look away.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Petra Volpe on Swiss Myths of Neutrality in WW2 & After

Filmmaker Petra Volpe grew up “half-Italian” in Switzerland and looks askance at the myths of Swiss history: “We are connected to the past because it also determines our present.” Her directing debut film The Divine Order – winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – entertainingly showed international audiences how Swiss women organized to finally get the right to vote at the late date of 1971.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: A Powerful Look at the Only Woman in the Room

Eight years ago today, Kathryn Bigelow released Zero Dark Thirty!
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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

Gurinder Chadha: Directing Multicultural Feminist Dramedies

Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it Like Beckham.
From 1990 to the present day, Gurinder Chadha has built a prolific career as a director and screenwriter.
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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Rethinking the Reboot in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’

The Matrix Resurrections Poster
For a movie that so loves to talk about itself, The Matrix: Resurrections has nothing to say once tasked with having a plot.
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Arts: Literary Arts Interviews

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth on Erasing to Find the Hidden New

Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
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