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‘True Detective’ 2×04: ‘Down Will Come’

From Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn)’s fit of anger over a poorly producing avocado tree — what should be a trivial disappointment — it’s clear from the beginning of this episode that his life has not much improved. His attempt to double dip into the government’s wallet by converting contaminated land
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‘10,000 Km’ explores Internet-reliant, long-distance love affairs

Moviegoers are all too familiar with romantic films revolving around long-distance relationships. Director Carlos Marques-Marcet, however, brings an interesting twist to this trope in his Spanish-language film “10,000 Km.” Through Marques-Marcet’s unconventional film techniques, the film explores how different dynamics in a relationship are affected by distance while serving as
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‘True Detective’ 2×03: ‘Maybe Tomorrow’

Let’s all heave a collective sigh of relief as Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) is still alive. Alive, yes, but he’s definitely not at peace. A pseudo-dream reminiscent of purgatory introduces us to his tumultuous relationship with his father (Fred Ward), further revealing Ray’ personal troubles. In a later scene, we
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Film noir classic ‘The Third Man’ returns to screen

“The Third Man” is a classic black-and-white film that suggests that not everything is black and white. Its allure lies in its exploration of human uncertainty and the ambiguous nature of human motive. First released in 1949, the esteemed British film-noir movie earned a series of accolades, including the 1949
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‘True Detective’ 2×02: ‘Night Finds You’

Warning: this recap contains spoilers. After last week’s somewhat slow-paced setup, “Night Finds You” shocks us back into interest, employing the less-obvious dialogue, the more-layered characters and the sort cliffhangers that characterized Season 1. Frank Semyon’s (Vince Vaughn) opening monologue reveals a torn past in a somewhat crude attempt to
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‘True Detective’ 2×01: ‘The Western Book of the Dead’

From the red-streaked, eerie opening, it was apparent that although the characters may have changed, much remained the same in the Season 2 premiere of “True Detective,” HBO’s often ominous, always brooding detective series. Season 2 has relocated to sunny Southern California from Louisiana’s muggy bayous, but the feeling of a
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