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DVD Pick of the Week: Kaboom

In light of recent discussion of Cannes here at The Filmsmith, it is all too fitting that Gregg Araki’s latest film, Kaboom, should come out on DVD this week. Last year at the festival, it inaugurated a brand new award – The Queer Palm, Cannes’ first LGBT prize – showcasing the best queer film at the fest. Kaboom had a very limited theatrical run, so now that it’s available on DVD it demands to be seen. It will be enjoyable for those familiar with the director’s previous works, or just as great for those interested in seeing a stylish, exuberant, youthful coming-of-age tale. Continue reading