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V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Having a whale of a time, wish you were here!

Film Review

Rust and Bone

A whale bit my legs off and all I got was sex with a musclebound Belgian

It’s possible the ailments afflicting the French drama Rust and Bone are not the result of anything culturally specific. They could simply be the the sole artistic bias of writer-director Jacques Audiard, with no reflection on his fellow, Sorbonne-educated countrymen. But damned if—in their dark, existential, ennui-riddled self-importance—they don’t feel oh-so-French.

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V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
“If I have to tell you guys again, we’re turning this boat around and going home.”
John Maio

Performance Review

Whale Tale

Moby-Dick and the crazed sea captain who hates him

Even if you've never read Moby-Dick, there are probably a few things you already know about the story simply by existing in modern American culture. For one, there's some guy named Ishmael. And there’s a crazy, one-legged captain called Ahab, who's made it his life's purpose to chase down and harpoon the titular, massive white sperm whale that bit off his limb. Like most classic tales, it doesn't end well.

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