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TIFF 2018: Gaspar Noé’s Climax Uses Sex And Drugs To Provoke

Climax

Climax

Gaspar Noé, one of the standard-bearers for modern perv film directorship, has a new film called Climax. It’s about a dance troupe who unintentional dose on LSD and then do pervy things.

Sarah reviewed this intentionally provocative piece of cinema for Consequence Of Sound at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

To read her review go here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Drake, Common, And More

Common

Common

I’ve been contributing news stories to the charity ‘n’ entertainment website Samaritanmag.

Here are 10 pieces I did in the spring:

MusiCounts Provides $725,000 Worth of Instruments to 80 Schools

Sam Roberts Band to Headline Free-For-Activists Global Citizen Event in Vancouver

Common Calls Out Trump, NRA In 90th Academy Awards Performance

Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, Salma Hayek Pinault Say “Time’s Up” in Oscars Anti-Harassment Speech

Kumail Nanjiani & Lupita Nyong’o Support DACA Dreamers At 90th Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel Academy Awards Speech Touches on Sexual Harassment, Equality, Racism, Gun Control

WATCH: David Schwimmer Gets Behind #ThatsHarassment Video Series Feat. Men Abusing Power

WATCH: Andrew Cole’s #NoJoke Anti-Bullying Trailer Features Patrick Stewart, Slash, Jane Lynch, More

Arkells Launch The Rally Concert Event To Support Refugee Health Charity

Watch: Drake Challenges People To “Be Nice To Each Other” With God’s Plan Video

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Enter The Dragon Remake In The Works

Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon

The Hollywood reboot factory is looking to revisit the iconic Bruce Lee martial arts film Enter The Dragon.

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch may be contributing to the remake.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the full story go here.

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Bruce Lee Biography Arrives 45 Years After His Death

Bruce Lee in action

Bruce Lee in action

Last month was the 45th anniversary of martial arts action star Bruce Lee’s death.

One of the ways the occasion is being marked is with a thorough biography being released called Bruce Lee: A Life, written by Matthew Polly.

Sarah shed some details on the new book for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read them go here.

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Westworld Star Hiroyuki Sanada’s Great Advice

Westworld star Hiroyuki Sanada

Westworld star Hiroyuki Sanada

Westworld star Hiroyuki Sanada recently opened up about the great advice he received from his mentor Sonny Chiba.

It’s most basic element was to treat his career like a marathon, not a sprint. With his current Westworld success that appears to have been good advice.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it click here.

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In Search Of Autism Characters Who Aren’t Awkward Savants

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Television and film have a characterization problem right now.

Writers in these fields have been creating autism-related characters who are often portrayed as one-note awkward savants or, occasionally, some other worse stereotype.

Falling back on this sort of typecasting is a hack-y disservice. Sarah explained why in an essay for Pacific Standard.

To read it go here.

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Titanic Is Mine, Not James Cameron’s

Titanic

Titanic

One of Sarah’s deepest and most enduring interests is the Titanic.

Not the movie, the actual doomed ocean liner.

This vessel/subject of much imaginative speculation is also an interest for filmmaker James Cameron and Sarah is having none of it.

She explained why in a personal essay for Electric Lit.

To read the full thing go here.

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