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Budd Wilkins Talks Films

Jul 21st, 2012 | By
Twins of Evil vintage poster

ShareTweetI’ve reviewed several interesting films lately, one that Tina and I saw at the Full Frame Documentary Festival entitled The Queen of Versailles.  It’s opening pretty soon and director Lauren Greenfield and star Jackie Siegal have been making the talk show and morning news circuit rounds as of late.  It’s a pretty fascinating film with
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

May 18th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetI’ve been made aware that many Avant Greensboro readers are Wes Anderson fans, eagerly awaiting the May 25 release of Moonrise Kingdom. Fresh from Cannes, I’m pleased to report that Moonrise Kingdom’s opening scenes are classic Wes Anderson. It’s a forthright continuation and, what’s more, intensification of the rigorous aesthetic preoccupations and occasionally precious thematic
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Whit Stillman in Distress

May 9th, 2012 | By
Damsels in Distress

ShareTweet At intervals throughout the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman quietly unveiled the loose trilogy Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994) and The Last Days of Disco (1998). Chronicling the lives and loves of the “urban haute bourgeoisie,” a hitherto little-known species Stillman anatomized with equal measures earnest identification and affable chastisement, these low-key films were filled with
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