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The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Sarah Resnick
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Carrington’s matter-of-fact presentation of the bizarre and the gruesome lends a distinctive black humor to her short stories, here collected in their entirety for the first time, including three that have never before been published.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s STANZA by Thom Donovan
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In Killer of Sheep, Charles Burnett’s 1977 film set in LA after the Watts riots, there is a scene you may recall: a group of friends sit in a car outside a liquor store; on the hood rests a can of beer, and the man in the passenger seat reaches through the empty windshield to sip from it.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Lisa Dwan by Elianna Kan
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Finding the hope in the one-woman plays of Samuel Beckett.

Dying Is All I Think About by Alissa Nutting

I once fell in love with a cannibal on the subway.

Veiko Õunpuu’s The Temptation of St. Tony by Clinton Krute
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The Temptation of St. Tony, the second feature from Estonian filmmaker Veiko Õunpuu, opens with an apt epigraph from Dante’s Divine Comedy: “Midway upon the journey of life / I found myself within a forest dark / For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” 

Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Branden King
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Cinema didn’t start with stories. It was hijacked by them. The journey from Lumière to Griffith was over before it began.

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