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Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto: An Impressive Directing Debut

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Gia Coppola got the directing gene. Her feature debut, Palo Alto, is not a perfect film, but there’s so much about it to like that

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
The Web-Slinging Saga Continues

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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You wanted to be a hero and now you gotta pay the price. There are plenty of legitimate complaints to be made about The Amazing

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Of Mice and Men*- Fine Production with a Breakout Performance

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella has thus far reincarnated as four Broadway productions and two films, unless I’m unaware of an opera. Often taught in schools,

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Lovelace – The Woman Behind Deep Throat

Friday, August 9th, 2013
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I feel tingles… That was Linda Lovelace, nee Linda Traynor, nee Linda Boreman’s signature line from the porn phenomenon Deep Throat. As one commentator noted

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Jesse

Now You See Me Delves into the
Magic Behind Magic—and Entertains

Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Now You See Me is a grand illusion-within-an-illusion: painstakingly planned out and flawlessly executed. It is a feature-length magic trick; the audience is never quite

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Even an Oscar Can’t Protect Against Bullies

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Anne Hathaway has a charmed life. She’s beautiful, talented, happily married, with a wonderful supportive family. Oh, and she now has an Academy Award to

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Breakers

Unlikely Glitz of Spring Breakers
Hypnotizes, and Shocks Audiences

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Spring Breakers is like sunlight: sometimes desirable and bringing illumination to the world, sometimes harsh and unforgiving and creating deeper shadows than before, and far

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Oz the Great and Powerful: Back to Where It All Began

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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“You don’t know much about witches do you?” Theodora There are very few things in this world as iconic as Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series

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