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DVD Tuesday: “Life During Wartime” a humanistic counterpoint to “Happiness”

Todd Solondz his a rich history of making polarizing films.  He has given us some of the most detestable characters ever seen on screen, some of the most queasy and uneasy films to watch, and he consistently reminds us of our deepest failings.  He is absolutely no fun, but his newest film, Life During Wartime, strikes an odd chord. It’s certainly his most heartfelt, melancholic film to date, perhaps most of all because it follows the characters from his pitch-black comedy Happiness, 10 years down the line, just to see how they’ve changed. It is a beautiful and moving film – if you can stand to watch it. Continue reading