A second set of equally bold posters uses graphic design and linguistic trickery to render the meaning of well-known movies incomprehensible. Dubbed “Cinema Puzzles,” through these works Throwell decontextualizes elements of famous films and scatters plot points and key words across broad, painted canvasses. The puzzles are surprisingly difficult to crack and, maddeningly, the gallery has been given a strict mandate not to divulge their answers—just the sort of taunting mischief that has been central to much of Throwell’s work. Through this breakdown of the cinema, the artist, even in such a seemingly whimsical series of games, invites viewers to meditate on their desire to see the same ideas repeated endlessly on screen. He indicts not simply the film industry and its ever-repeating conventions but also our emotional responses to it.