Alibi V.28 No.29 • July 18-24, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense

Film Review

The Art of Self-Defense

Violent comedy finds humor in the hypermasculine

Twenty years ago Fight Club taught us the dangerous, contusion-filled consequences of toxic masculinity. Fifteen years ago, Napoleon Dynamite encouraged us to root for alienated dorks. Now the blackly comic indie film The Art of Self-Defense comes along to serve as the seemingly ill-conceived but somehow harmonious love child of those two cult favorites.
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Reel World

See Jaws on a giant screen, "The Day We Walked on the Moon", The Right Stuff and a special class/lecture on costume aging and dyeing.
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