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Keeping Up With The Criterions: Christmas Edition ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Isn’t it great as December rolls around how we get to look forward to despising the business of arguing whether or not any of our favorite films are classifiable as “Christmas movies”? If a film has any semblance to the holiday season at all, it usually makes the cut — to the chagrin of naysayers who want a Christmas movie to specifically be about Christmastime, instead of only using it as a backdrop. So, alongside Shane Black movies, we have stuff like American Psycho and Eyes Wide Shut generously applied to Christmas, and for some reason, this is a thing
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Keeping Up With The Criterions: DESERT HEARTS (1986)

The summer of 2018 will always live in infamy for me as the summer where I bought way too many Criterion Collection blu-rays during one of the 50% off sales. Honestly, I’m swimming in Criterions, and I don’t know how I’m going to make it through them all. So here, in this column, I invite you to keep up with the Criterions with me. Come along, won’t you? The world built by Donna Dietch in her 1986 film Desert Hearts is pretty unexpected. The film is set in 1959, and what the title tells us we should be in for
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