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    Review: Yves Saint Laurent Doc 'L'Amour Fou' Is As Dazzling As a Runway Show (And Just as Hollow)

    As a conceptual exercise, Pierre Thoretton’s new documentary “L’Amour Fou” is feathered in a nest of intriguing and luxurious what-ifs. Instead of taking the straight-on biographical approach, as so many others would have, Thoretton instead decides to look at the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent through the art collection and antiqued knickknacks he left behind and were sold, en masse, by Christie’s auction house following his death. Interesting questions immediately arise – what can we learn about this man from his possessions? Would his artistic interests outweigh his cultural impact through fashion? And, most importantly, how fu...

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    Already Sick Of Blockbusters? The Playlist's Guide To The Alternative Summer Movie Highlights

    The summer of 2011 is more stuffed with blockbusters than ever before, with every week bringing a new tentpole. We ran those films down earlier in the week, with Part 1, being those that look half-decent or better, Part 2 being those that we're more wary of, or even dreading. But in a summer like th...

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    Watch: Trailer For Yves Saint Laurent Documentary 'L'Amour Fou'

    The fashion world hasn't been lacking in documentaries, but reason directors keep returning to the well is that the subjects continue to be fascinating. While we may not always get some of the abominations that walk down the runway, there is often a lot of thought and care that goes behind the cloth...

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