American Animals

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Were it not for the real-life event upon which American Animals is based, it could have easily been a typical college comedy.  Its deceptively simple setup – four in-over-their-heads students plan to rob their school – sounds more like a 2000s frat movie than the unique blend of genres it turns out to be.  I stress the word “blend,” because the movie is simultaneously a breezy college comedy, a heist movie, and a stranger-than-fiction docudrama. Continue reading

Kevin and Vil’s Movie Show: Episode Five

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This week we check out three movies about making movies: The Player, American Movie, and The Act of Killing.

Next week we’ll be discussing the time travel movies Primer, Timecrimes, and La Jetée.

As always, you can listen live (and call in) Thursdays from 4-5 A.M. through WNUR at wnur.org.