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10 Avant-Garde, Psychosexual Stories on Film

Berberian Sound Studio director Peter Strickland returns to cinemas this weekend with another film featuring a tormented protagonist — this time centered on “two classic nesting conflicts of intimacy — between the needs of the self and the needs of partners, and between the potential liberations and constrictions of erotic fantasy.” In The Duke of Burgundy, “Strickland brings to life the appeals of a sexual fantasy as well as its potentially attending traps of detachment,” Slant writes. Two women test the limits of their sexual relationship, set in Strickland’s dreamy world that references the Euro sexploitation films of the 1960s and ‘70s. It has all the makings of a great psychosexual drama. We explore similarly sculpted films, below. … Read More

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Kyle MacLachlan Will Reprise the Role of Dale Cooper in New Season of ‘Twin Peaks’

Who better to play Kyle MacLachlan’s cherry pie and good coffee lovin’ Twin Peaks detective Dale Cooper — last seen 23 years ago… Read More

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Flavorwire Staffers’ All-Around Best Cultural Experiences of 2014

2014 may not have been a… stellar year for some people the planet, but it wasn’t totally irredeemable! Here at Flavorwire, we’ve had the opportunity to see exhibitions from Davids Lynch and Bowie, see acts from Aimee Mann to Sugar Ray in the flesh, and even move halfway across the world. Here are our all-around best cultural experiences of the past year, before we move on to the next. … Read More

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The Best Films Set in Los Angeles

“I’m from California, I’m from Los Angeles, I was born in 1970, so there was a straight flush of reasons to be interested in this era,” read the production notes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name, Anderson’s film sets us in LA during the ‘70s, where drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. On film, the boundarylessness the City of Angels is evoked in its endless highways and larger-than-life ambitions. Here are some of the greatest films that capture the essence of Los Angeles and all of its deadly… Read More

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How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation of Iconic Filmmakers MIA

Earlier this year, John Waters — whose last movie, A Dirty Shame, was released a full decade ago — finally got the offer he’d been waiting for all this time. According to his hitchhiking chronicle Carsick, his very first driver was “Harris,” “an art school type” with a sideline in weed dealing who called himself a fan. They talked for a bit about movies before Harris asked the (five) million-dollar question: “How come you aren’t making a movie?” … Read More

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Watch: Patti Smith and David Lynch Discuss Pussy Riot, Aging, Artistry and Severed Ears

The Fondation Cartier in Paris organized a discussion between late-sextaguenarian icons David Lynch and Patti Smith. Together, in a room that looked… Read More

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50 Films for Romantic Anarchists

New German Cinema icon Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s affection for the outsider or lost soul is reflected throughout his filmography — perhaps most strikingly in his “romantic” oeuvre, where lovers obsess over and adore each other. The Film Society of Lincoln Center explores Fassbinder’s rejection of traditional roles in their Romantic Anarchist series, which runs until November 26. Inspired by the sweet suffering, alienation, and relationship identity crises of his characters (and the Film Society’s evocative series title), we’ve collected similar unconventional movies that highlight the strange and sometimes dark needs and passions of people in… Read More

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