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Crop of 'New Dangerous' filmmakers take edgy to new levels
Crop of 'New Dangerous' filmmakers take edgy to new levels

It's a word that began popping into my head as I was seeing films at the beginning of the year, and it has returned to my mind repeatedly ever since. Despite dispiriting signs pointing to decline in the industry and drift to other platforms, there has also been an ongoing undercurrent of energy, excitement and rupture that goes against notions of an art form in decline. This is the New Dangerous. Films such as "Nightcrawler," "Dear White People," "Obvious Child," "Listen Up Philip," "Men, Women and Children," "Tusk," and "Birdman" share little in regards to story, style or structure, but they are all marked by a...

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