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I Am Love; Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Adultery sure isn’t what it used to be. A staple of storytelling from the Bible through Tolstoy and on through Depression-era American movies, much of its narrative and moral consequence seems to have been lost more recently. (Except perhaps in Batavia, New York, where a bluenose prosecutor recently brought a very rare criminal charge against a married woman.)


I’m not sure that I’m qualified to write about Inception: I’ve only seen it once.


If the names Jay and Mark Duplass don’t ring a bell for you, you are clearly not a follower of the “mumblecore” film movement of the mid-2000s. (Remember Lars von Trier’s “Dogma” movement of the 1990s? It’s like that without the glitz.) The Duplasses were not the leading exponents of mumblecore, but their films were been most widely distributed: Both The Puffy Chair and Baghead played in Buffalo. They’ve gone Hollywood with Cyrus, which features actual movie stars but is otherwise closer to the kind of semi-improvised, low-key movie the brothers have been making up until now.

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