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Wyrmwood: Apocalypse Review: Indie Zombie Sequel Is Bumpier, Still Brutal Ride

[ad_1] Since Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2014, I’d hoped co-writer and director Kiah Roache-Turner would produce a sequel like the eventual Wyrmwood: Apocalypse. Zombies were all the 2000s rage after 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead popularized “runners,” but stagnation soon hit. The “fast zeds” concept was …

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‘Turner’s Modern World’ Review: A Painter’s Many High Water Marks

[ad_1] Joseph Mallord William Turner is an institution, admired in his lifetime and today with a wing of Tate Britain dedicated to the vast number of works he bequeathed to the nation. “The Fighting Temeraire, Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken Up” (1839, National Gallery, London) his image of an obsolete man-o-war, sails …

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‘Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800’ Review: A Bedrock of Artistic Ingenuity

[ad_1] St.Louis “Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800,” on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum, starts out strong, with “The Minions of Henry III” (c. 1570), a stunning image by an unknown artist in the Fontainebleau School, possibly Lucas of Heere. A close-cropped view of three effeminate men in profile, dressed in …

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‘Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby’ Review: An Experiment in Enlightenment Creativity

[ad_1] San Marino, Calif. The scientist in the remarkable painting “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump” (1768)—which is now the focus of an exhibition, “Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby,” at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens—is the only figure whose gaze is open, forthright, …

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