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Trash Fire

Trash Fire

While this unpleasant thriller isn’t about our annus horribilis, director Richard Bates Jr. captures two familiar states: the feeling of being trapped in a cycle of misery, and the growing dread that something worse is just around the corner.

Quay Brothers Retrospective

Quay Brothers Retrospective

Twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been at the vanguard of stop-motion animation since the 1970s. Their movies have a creepy elegance that Tim Burton can only dream of and eschew narrative niceties for a surrealism that taps right into the unconscious.