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Review and Roundup: In Defense of Paul Schrader's Misunderstood 'The Canyons'

Like the film's infamously trying production and its central character Tara -- who Lindsay Lohan acts the hell out of -- "Canyons" careens wildly from one extreme to the next. But it isn't just so-bad-it's-good kitsch. "The Canyons" ultimately is good, hard to admire, yes, but harder to look away from.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 1, 2013 3:54 PM
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WATCH: 'The Canyons' Gets a Trailer, and Director Paul Schrader Gets a UCLA Retrospective

Paul Schrader's already hotly debated new film "The Canyons" has a trailer (watch below), and in anticipation of the film's August release, the UCLA Film & Television Archive kicks off a retrospective of the director's work this weekend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2013 1:30 PM
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