Posts by: Michael Braithwaite

The Rumpus Review of The Artist

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Silent films, like theater, require their audience members to suspend a sense of reality, investing instead in wonder, imagination, and sensory titillation. The greatest films of the silent era were able to transform the dart of an eye, the contortion of a dimple, or the mournful whine of a violin into entirely new vernaculars.

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The Rumpus Review of The Clock

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Moms are full of all sorts of pithy sayings that mysteriously trickle down through time. Being an impatient child—who has grown into a reasonably impatient adult—I remember my mother often advising me that “a watched pot never boils,”

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