BESTS AND WORSTS
Keren Cytter

Film

Watching all nine of the video pieces currently on view at the Keren Cytter solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago would take you about as long as settling in for the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but Keren Cytter probably would prefer you didn’t get too comfortable.

THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Cannes 2015

Film

Attend a major film festival as a member of the press and you’ll bear witness to an array of small selfish acts. After leaving loved ones behind, seemingly reasonable adults act like starved elementary school students attending their last supper; cutting in line becomes second nature, and to those with the most perfectly placed friends go the spoils.

LOST AND FOUND
Resurrecting Mark Christopher’s 54

Film

He’s a tattooed beefcake now, but it wasn’t so long ago that the fortysomething actor Ryan Phillippe was twinkable. Impressively slim and toned, pouty and pretty, inoffensively brownish-blond and—at 5’9”—physically unassuming, Phillippe had just enough latent mischief in his smile to devastate anyone susceptible—boy-band adherents, especially.

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