Michelle Orange

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  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    Our story resumes: Having found a love-like feeling for Jerôme (Shia LaBeouf), the young Joe (Stacy Martin) has, at the outset of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume II, been robbed of her orgasm. Naomi Wolf documented a similar problem in...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's a cliché of the voting world that even the staunchest liberals — especially of the privileged, male variety — tend to drift rightward through middle age and beyond. Yesterday's protesters develop the libertarian malaise; it...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    In gleefully ripping on both classic spy movies and T&A-obsessed Frenchmen, OSS 117: Lost in Rio reasserts the primary definition of "burlesque": broad parody, rather than broads in pasties. Seemingly derivative of both James Bond and his groovy f...

  • 7 years ago | Longform

    There are hard sells, and then there are jawbreakers. HBO's new show In Treatment had a lot working against it. Besides its unique, carpet-bombing schedule (five 25-minute shows aired weekly, for nine weeks) the show had only one big name—Ga...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Neil Young wanted to tour the country that re-elected George W. Bush, and dole out some demerits, light some fires, and maybe even sell a few copies of his 2006 album Living with War. So he convinced his former bandmates, David Crosby, Stephen Sti...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Marjane SatrapiBy Michelle OrangeMarjane Satrapi loves cigarettes and refuses to call herself a feminist. Those two things alone would get my attention on paper, as it were, even before what Satrapi actually is on paper—a gifted graphic nove...