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Inside Llewyn Davis, Inside an Artist

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
by on Playing Around

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have made careers of turning a spotlight on misfits, losers, fringe-dwellers and failures. In other words, they show outsiders—the

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Jay Gatsby’s Name Could Have Been Mud

Monday, May 13th, 2013
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There are two films now in theaters that have a lot in common – The Great Gatsby and Mud. Comparing a movie based on a

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Woman Around Town: Jojo Moyes Discusses
Her Best-Selling Novel, Me Before You

Monday, April 8th, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

The first time I heard of Jojo Moyes, the British journalist and novelist, was when I read an essay she wrote in the weekend edition

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Ahead of the Curve-Gatsby Dresses

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
by on Shopping Around

Baz Luhrmann’s film of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan opens Christmas of this year. You can bet Gatsbyesque

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Shame—Fassbender and Mulligan Bare All

Monday, December 5th, 2011
by on Playing Around

In Steve McQueen’s sophomore effort Shame, Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a highly successful, exceptionally handsome, but emotionally barren, thirty-something living in New York City. In

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Drive: A Neo-Noir Masterpiece

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Movies always have the chance to surprise us; not just in the sense of the OMG plot twist we never ever saw coming but in

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Hoop Dreams

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
by on Shopping Around

“Early evidence of earring wearing is evident in the Biblical record. In Exodus 32:1–4, it is written that while Moses was up on Mount Sinai,

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps… But You Might

Friday, October 1st, 2010
by on Playing Around

It feels almost sacrilegious not to laud Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, in the wake of Michael Douglas’s recent diagnosis of stage four throat cancer.

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