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The Last Rites Of Joe May (2011) Film Review

Directed by Joe Maggio, Starring Dennis Farina United States A couple hours ago–6pm CST to be exact–somebody–an intern, a volunteer, a professional carpet tacker–somebody–rolled out the red carpet to start the 47th Chicago International Film Festival. It was humming with excitement over on East Randolph at the Harris Theatre, as fans and press and associates...Read...
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Gromozeka (2011) Film Review

Gromozeka is, in the words of my cohort, “very Russian.” Gromozeka is, in the words of my other cohort, “odd.” This odd, very Russian film is not for everyone. It’s probably not even for 75% of film-going patrons. There’s a plotline — kind of — but it’s comprised of a series of mostly disconnected vignettes....Read...
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Black Venus / Vénus Noire (2010) Film Review

The film explores the worst capabilities of human beings and their yearnings to manipulate and take control of others; it addresses multi-tiered issues of race, class, and opportunity and does so with faithfulness to realism, even when realism is uncomfortably atrocious.
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How To Die In Oregon (2011) Film Review

The opening scene of How To Die In Oregon appears to capture the birthday celebration for an elderly member of a family. But one quickly realizes that this isn’t the celebration of the continuation of life, but the celebration of a man’s life — as that man drinks a lethal potion made available to him...Read...
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Odyssey and Oracle: Dreamthink

The belated theme for this month is Odyssey and Oracle. I’m looking back as we plunge forward into the fog that is the new year. This comic is a story done two ways. The panels illustrate the story and the ribbon running through the comic has the lyrics of a song I wrote about the...Read...
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Weekly Comic By Rachel Hays!

Starting this Sunday, illustrator and comic book artist Rachel Hays will be contributing a weekly comic to REDEFINE’s art blog. The name and theme of the game will change on a monthly basis, and we’ll kick it off this month with . Here’s a piece she did recently. Get excited.
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