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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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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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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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Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Monkey Power!!!

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a brutal and traumatic opening; a happy group of chimpanzees is playing and swinging through the jungle

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Oscar 2011—Fair, Fickle, or Foul?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
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This is the one that counts. The Golden Globes may have the party with the most fun (drinking is allowed during the show), and the

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