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Why Dune Is Nearly Unfilmable And Why Directors Will Continue To Try, For TIME

Lady Jessica and Paul Atreides in David Lynch’s Dune.

Movie people tell to believe that Frank Herbert’s science fiction masterpiece Dune is impossible to turn into a movie. They say the book is too long, too complicated, too weird and too grand to be adapted.

And yet, filmmakers like David Lynch and, most recently, Denis Villeneuve, continue to try.

Sarah wrote about how these filmmakers continue to face their fears in the hopes of seeing a path for TIME Magazine.

To read the story, go HERE.

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The Dune Colouring Book That Saved My Childhood

Dune, the books, the movies, the world-building masterpiece created by author Frank Herbert, has long been an obsession for the Risky Fuel household.

Ahead of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie adaptation Sarah took some time to write about the fascinating curio that warped her young mind around the release of David Lynch’s Dune movie in 1984 — the official Dune colouring book.

Sarah wrote about this utterly bizarre piece of merchandise for the science fiction site, The Companion.

To read her story, go here (paywall).

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Sia Faces The Music For TIME

Sia’s Music

International pop star Sia made a movie called Music that was, in theory, about autistic representation.

When Sarah reviewed the film for TIME her chief concerns where that the film could potentially be “patronizing, exploitive and genuinely harmful.” What she found out was that, in addition to arguably being many of those things, it was also simply bad art.

To read Sarah’s review go here.

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Backxwash Wins The 2020 Polaris Music Prize

If you told me in January that a rap metal record would win the 2020 Polaris Music Prize I’d have fallen onto a fainting couch in a swoon.

And yet here we are, Backxwash’s God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It album has indeed won this year’s Polaris and it’s entirely deserved.

We didn’t get to celebrate Backxwash’s victory at the traditional gala this year. Instead, the 10 Short List nominees were honoured with a series of commissioned short films.

It turns out making 10 short films in four months is a ridiculously bonkers thing to do. But we did it. And they turned out.





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Parasite Is Brilliant Insight Into The Class War

Parasite

Parasite, the latest film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer), is a sometimes outlandish, sometimes horrifying and at all times brilliant look into the class war through the eyes of a poor family of four who become the domestic help for a wealthy family.

When Sarah saw the film at the Toronto International Film Festival the consensus among critics was mostly “holy shit.”

To find out why read her review of the film for Consequence of Sound by clicking here.

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