Shortly Animated

BY MICHAEL LUO Picturesque parables told under fifteen minutes. Parisian theaters are supposed to be known for their atmosphere of voguish panache, so when I had the opportunity to view a film in La Ville-Lumière, I made the decision of selecting an animated one that is rated G. To be honest, I was probably one of two people aged between eighteen and thirty, given that those who paid to see Brave were either children or the owners of those children. This isn’t a film review, so I won’t say much about Brave, but what I do remember from sneaking into …






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Florida: Home of the Apocalypse

Beach Party is well within the threshold of awesome. America, when you come right down to it, is a strange, strange place, not that you’d know it to look at the movies our entertainment industry churns out on a weekly basis. Pressured to recoup huge production costs and make movies that will play in both Peoria and Manhattan, Hollywood conforms to a certain set of expectations — and, in effect, to the lowest common denominator. Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell, on the other hand, doesn’t conform to the lowest common denominator. It doesn’t conform to much of anything. It …






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