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'Girls' Season 4 Trailer Promises Iowa, An Arrest & Shosh Finally Facing Reality!


Lena Dunham Adam Driver Allison Williams Zosia Mamet Alex Karpovsky Jemima Kirke Louise Lasser

Girls is back! For a whole 1 minute 31 seconds. HBO released the official trailer for season 4 on Friday (7th November) and it's certainly got everyone talking!

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The cast of Girls (L-R): Driver, Williams, Kirke, Dunham, Mamet, Karpovsky.

Read More: Lena Dunham Responds To Allegations Of Sexually Abusing Sister.

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Louise Lasser - Backstage at Roslyn Kind It's Been A While at 54 Below nightclub. - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 20th April 2014

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Roslyn Kind and Louise Lasser
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Roslyn Kind and Louise Lasser

Louise Lasser Sunday 24th July 2011 Opening night after party for the Off-Broadway production of 'The Shoemaker' at the Acorn Theatre. New York City, USA

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask Review


Excellent
A minor classic and Woody Allen's most absurd film ever, this series of seven short vignettes is worth a look for its '70s fueled humor and sex-crazed hysterics. Based on (well, not really -- inspired by, let's say) the watershed book, Allen indulges in homages to everyone from Scorsese to Kubrick to Fellini, with stops along the way for his traditional neurotic filmmaking style. The stories are goofs on cross-dressing, beastiality, sex in public, and more. Perhaps the most notorious moment involves an enormous breast rampaging the countryside, and the "What's My Perversion?" sketch (a riff on What's My Line?, starring Jack Barry as himself) is classic. Pricelessly ridiculous.

Requiem For A Dream Review


Bad
[As a preface to Jeremiah's review of what will certainly become the most talked-about and overrated film of the year, I'd like to reiterate the extremely graphic and nauseating imagery -- to the point where many audience members find themselves physically sick -- that Requiem for a Dream relies on to tell its story. Jeremiah is absolutely right in his analysis that ultimately, the film has absolutely no message to give. It's all right there in the title: this is simply a 102-minute eulogy, mourning the death of a dream -- or rather four dreams -- of people trying to make something out of themselves and failing miserably at it. Aronofsky has style, but he's left it to the viewer to fill in the substance. That may be the kind of movie you want to see (unlike, say, Trainspotting), but you'll have to figure that out on your own. You'll also need to decide if nausea is an appropriate response to take away from any film. This critic gives Aronofsky points for sheer guts, but there's no excuse for avoiding a story. -Ed.]

Imagine Trainspotting without any trace of humor and you're on the right track. Picture Pasolini's Salo: 120 Days of Sodom shot by some MTV music video kid interested in the novelty of his new camera. Darren Aronofsky (Pi) stacks one degrading sight atop another without implicating the viewer, nor providing any framework or reference for his visual rape of his audience - all smoke and mirrors disguising a great, vapid emptiness.

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Sudden Manhattan Review


Good
Hal Hartley darling Adrienne Shelly took a stab at writing and directing her own movie with 1997's Sudden Manhattan, an obvious homage to Woody Allen, about a kooky gal (Shelly) in a certain big city who feels her life coming apart after witnessing two murders. The film has its moments, but Shelly's quirky acting (and painful voice-overs) don't quite work here. She works better when a genius is telling her what to do, not so much when she's directing herself. And the last half hour makes no sense. None.

Happiness Review


Essential
Holy smokes.

Happiness has been mired in controversy for the entire year, and not without good reason. Put simply, Happiness is one of the most shocking films I've ever seen - this from a man who adores A Clockwork Orange.

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Gold Diggers Review


Terrible
I can't blame you for taking in interest in Gold Diggers. Box cover girl Nikki Ziering has those skanky porn-star looks that your eye is immediately drawn to, and the promise of excessive nudity on her part looks readily doable.

Surprise: Ziering is barely in the film at all, and her few scenes are so clumsily grafted into the picture that even the most pathetic pornographer would be shamed by witnessing them.

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Fast Food, Fast Women Review


Weak
My brother describes Anna Levine as "Skeletor," and damn if that isn't pretty near the truth. And Levine's not just scary to look at, she's a poor actress and a bad dancer. The fact that Amos Kollek's script is stilted and his direction is iffy makes matters worse, but unfortunately Fast Food, Fast Women is just a vain attempt at making a movie about the perils of romance in the modern age. It of course succeeds at exposing none of them.

Requiem For A Dream Review


Very Good

Forget every movie you've ever seen about the downward spiral of drug addiction. "Drugstore Cowboy," "Sid and Nancy," "Trainspotting," "Permanent Midnight," and more recently "Jesus' Son" -- these films are almost as innocuous as "Alice in Wonderland" compared to "Requiem for a Dream."

Director Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to the uniquely mind-bending mathematical-theological thriller "Pi," this adaptation of a 1978 novel by Hubert Selby Jr. is a soul-rattling, cerebral and cinematically ingenious runaway train of gruesome overindulgence.

Set against the forlorn backdrop of a deteriorating Coney Island, "Requiem" stars a rail-thin Jared Leto ("Fight Club," "Girl, Interrupted") as Harry, a minor-league heroin dealer who has already copped a bad habit for his own product. As the movie opens he's broken into his mother's apartment to steal her TV -- which is chained to the wall because it's not the first time this has happened -- so he can pawn it to pay for a hit.

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Fast Food, Fast Women Review


OK

"Fast Food, Fast Women" is a considerably imperfect movie, the intangible charm of which has to grow on you.

Most everything wrong with it can be summed up by the fact that it absolutely screams "my first low-budget indie," yet writer-director Amos Kollek has been making movies for 15 years (all small independent films, straight-to-videos or quickie sequels).

It's uneven and under-rehearsed. It's clear that Kollek had only one or two takes to choose from in editing some scenes. It has all the trappings of a Woody Allen wannabe, including Allenesque opening credits, Allenesque handheld camerawork, an Allenesque ensemble ranging in age and recognition, Allenesque quirky characters (how about a stuttering hooker?) and nervously insecure Allenesque leads. The picture even co-stars Louise Lasser ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"), Woody Allen's ex-wife and frequent collaborator.

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Requiem for a Dream Movie Review

Requiem for a Dream Movie Review

[As a preface to Jeremiah's review of what will certainly become the most talked-about and...

Happiness Movie Review

Happiness Movie Review

Holy smokes.Happiness has been mired in controversy for the entire year, and not without good...

Requiem For A Dream Movie Review

Requiem For A Dream Movie Review

Forget every movie you've ever seen about the downward spiral of drug addiction. "Drugstore Cowboy,"...

Fast Food, Fast Women Movie Review

Fast Food, Fast Women Movie Review

"Fast Food, Fast Women" is a considerably imperfect movie, the intangible charm of which has...

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