Today in culture: politics are rude, children’s books are painful, and Sean Connery is still the best Bond.
-Comfort food, comfort films? Richard Brody identifies what makes great films great–and tells us that some idiot on the internet doesn’t like Sunrise.
-The Rapture meets ‘Republicanese’: Why Mitt Romney might just bring about the apocalypse.
-Mark Leibovitch indulges in a fantasy of the Romneys and the Obamas competing for ultimate Americanness at the “Sauerkraut Summit”…but ugliness prevails on the real campaign trail.
-He’s also very happy that Paul Fejos’ Lonesome is finally released on DVD (who isn’t?)
-A first look at Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.
-Bear Despair: what just might be the most emotionally searing children’s book ever made.