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A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Grace and Forgiveness in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the best - and most controversial - films of 2017 explores the intersection of violence and grace in a manner that recalls one of the most influential writers of the 20th century: Flannery O'Connor. http://crookedmarquee.com/a-good-man-is-hard-to-find-grace-and-forgiveness-in-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/

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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/

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The Beguiling Case of Art House Remakes

A look at the motivations behind unexpected remakes of art house films, by art house film makers, for art house audiences, including: The Beguiled, Funny Games, Sorcerer, Nosferatu, and Solaris. http://crookedscoreboard.com/the-beguiling-case-of-art-house-remakes/

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Logan: Noir and Watching Movies in the Age of Instagram

What does the small, but gaining trend of de-colorizing new films say about the way the public watches them? And what does it bode for artistic intent down the line? http://crookedscoreboard.com/logan-noir-and-watching-movies-in-the-age-of-instagram/