Beyond the Rim

by robbiefreeling
October 3, 2006 7:11 AM
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Shortbus: Making butt-munching palatable for mainstream America





Is it damning a film with faint praise at this point to call it "one of the best American films of the year"? Yes, it is. Nevertheless, despite all of its loose ends, abrupt solutions, and easy emotional outlets, Shortbus just coasts on sensory overload. Engaging and swift, with a nice, lived-in New York feel, Shortbus isn't Hedwig's equal, but it sure ain't no sophomore slump. It would be nice if orgasmic eruption could solve all of our profound psychological depressions, but take Mitchell's ass-eating opus at face value, and just sit back and enjoy its momentary sexual pleasures. Read more about the film, and its kinky highs and lows, here at our weekly indieWIRE Reverse Shot round-up.

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  • michael benton | October 5, 2006 11:35 AMReply

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to join in on a collective blogging section of our upcoming winter issue of Reconstruction. The issue is the “Theories/Practices of Blogging.” In addition to the special section of posts on blogging there will be about a dozen essays on blogging.

    The deadline is October 20th.

    Our intent in this section of the issue will be to collect a wide range of bloggers and link up to their statements in regards to why they blog (something many of us are asked) and any statement they have on the theories/practices of blogging.

    If you already have a post on this you can feel free to use it, or, if you are interested, you can submit a new one.

    We will link to each statement from the issue at our site, with the intent of creating a hyperlinked list of statements on blogging that can serve as an introduction to blogging (or an expansion of knowledge for those already blogging).

    If you are interested please contact me at mdbento @ gmail.com