Cecily Marcus

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  • 14 years ago | Essays

    Unknown Prophets draw friends into their latest release.

  • 18 years ago | Books

    various/Andrew Ross, ed. No Sweat Verso TODAY MY CLOTHING runs the gamut of innocuous Minnesota summerwear: cutoffs (Levi's), and a T-shirt (Tweeds), with some Calvin Klein in there somewhere. More than a turn-on, this little foray into "What are ...

  • 18 years ago | Pop Culture

    Rendezvous in Paris New Yorker Video F or a movie about three illicit affairs, this is a decidedly unsexy film. Only one of its unrelated short stories ("Mother and Child 1907," named for a Picasso painting) verges on anything like chemistry: A fi...

  • 18 years ago | Pop Culture

    Breathing Room Arrow Video, Inc. T his is a love story. The two people in love are in their 20s, living in New York. Both have jobs: One is an adult-education ESL teacher, the other, a graphic designer. Both of them debate their sell-out status. O...

  • 18 years ago | Pop Culture

    "I'M NOT A monarchist at all," says British film director John Madden, "but it is a hopelessly unenviable life." Madden's Mrs. Brown follows the strange and illicit relationship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her Scot servant John Brown (...

  • 18 years ago | Pop Culture

    Cadillac Ranch BMG Independents Like describing a particularly great meal or, worse, a good dream, there is always something emotionally unsettling about a movie you love. It ricochets through the skull before settling in the gut; the tears can fo...

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