Ghost from a ghost story looms, lonely and alone, in a dark corner

The specter of Casey Affleck’s past ruined ‘A Ghost Story’ for me

We cannot separate abusive artists from the art they create — in order to hold them accountable, we must condemn their actions and acknowledge their impact

Content warning: sexual violence When watching movies, we bring much more than popcorn and M&M’s — we bring our experiences, both consciously and subconsciously, and they inform our perception of each film we watch. David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is built on the premise of this intimate cinematic exchange that
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Best and Worst Dressed at the 2013 Met Gala

Red carpet glamour was given a punk edge last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Gala, which celebrated the opening of the Met’s spring exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” The Met Gala is typically fashion’s biggest night, and models, designers and Hollywood stars went all out for
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Film produces unwanted side effects

Herman Melville, who lived during the rise of patent medicine and the appealing vernacular of its advertisements, marked that “the great art of telling truth” is best practiced through telling lies. Human nature and the desire for preservation make us want to believe in such cures, especially digestible solutions that
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