by Chad Perman
"It’s always the size of things compared to human beings that I find to be very interesting to look at artistically, and I don’t know what that’s about. I remember from a sort of a childlike point of view in a way—I’ve never felt like I’ve completely mastered what it’s like to be a grown up."
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The Blighted Language of Kenneth Lonergan
by Matt Brennan
This Is Their Youth: The Unspoken Language of Margaret
by Sean Nelson
Patrick Vickers on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
"The film is as much about the incalculable weight of this mythology as it is the titular deed. It’s about the failure of fiction to console, to ever adequately prepare us for the harsh complexities and contradictions of the real world."
"If something doesn't work, Luhrmann simply plows on to the next thing. It's a man-of-the-theatre attitude. He's an old-fashioned showman: Give 'em something to look at. And make sure you reach 'em in the cheap seats!"