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John Denver, Fruit Fuckin’, and Mushroom Poisonings: The 17 Best Movie of 2017

I don't know that there's an overall theme to the year's cinematic offerings, being that most, if not all, of them were developed pre-Trump Presidency and pre-Weinstein fallout. My guess is that we'll truly feel the despair, anger and fear of this age of 'American Carnage' - to quote our Dear Leader - in the… Continue reading John Denver, Fruit Fuckin’, and Mushroom Poisonings: The 17 Best Movie of 2017

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Harry Dean Stanton Dissolves into Thin Air

A tribute to the late icon, who throughout his 60-year career came to symbolize everything weird/noble/comic/tragic and cool about America. http://crookedmarquee.com/harry-dean-stanton-dissolves-into-thin-air/

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David Lynch’s Personal Odyssey in Twin Peaks: The Return

A look at how this recent season reflects the career-long obsessions of it's visionary director, through themes, images, sounds, casting, and even characters that appear throughout all of his work-to-date. http://crookedmarquee.com/david-lynchs-personal-odyssey-in-twin-peaks-the-return/

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Charles Manson and the Current Fascination with the 1970s Violence and Cinema

Manson-chic has never been hotter than right now, but the interest goes deeper than true crime: Helter Skelter, New Hollywood and the violence of the 1970's reflects something  dark about our current socio-political moment. http://crookedmarquee.com/charles-manson-and-the-current-fascination-with-the-1970s-violence-and-cinema/