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With two of Hollywood’s most consistently funny and charming actors topping the bill, a fitting subtitle for Admission could have been “Oh My God, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd: I Love Them!” Fey stars as Portia, a strait-laced admissions officer at Princeton University whose uneventful life is intruded upon by her former classmate John (Rudd), a well-meaning high school teacher. John wants to introduce Portia to his student Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), who he ... Read More
Normally movies with exceedingly long shots, a drab color palette, and no soundtrack can be tough to get through. But if the stakes are high enough, this approach can actually be engaging. Exhibit A: Romania’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Beyond the Hills—a story of two friends separated by faith. When Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives at the Romanian monastery where novice nun Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) resides, she tries to ... Read More
The movie version of Les Misérables was arguably the most talked-about release of the season. The awards! The barricades! The weeping! The screlting! Anne Hathaway's new do! If you haven't had a chance to see this epic movie (or if you've already seen it and love it), now's your chance to win a free DVD. To win your very own copy, please do the following: 1. Comment below with your favorite movie musical. (Singin' in the Rain, anyone?) 2. Send your commenter ... Read More
Upside Down, from writer and director Juan Diego Solanas, depicts the love story of Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst): a couple separated by not only wealth and class differences, but physical gravities that pull in opposite directions. In this fantastical universe, they live on separate planets, which orbit one another. Eden, coming from a world of privilege, and Adam, from a world of poverty, meet as teenagers at the gravity barrier and fall in love. ... Read More
Flavorwire has posted an amazing list of the Baddest Girl Gangs on Film, and it's making me want to slap on my Doc Martens, pop the biggest bowl of popcorn ever, and watch every single one of the flicks they reference. No boys allowed… or ELSE.   Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is one of my absolute favorites on the list--it'll inspire you to buy a dangerously fast car and get rid of anybody who's ever wronged you. Tura Satana (those bangs!) is my ... Read More
In addition to reprising her iconic role, actress Carrie Fisher claims that she may also bring back the infamous buns! “The bagel buns and the bikini,” Fisher told Palm Beach Illustrated, “because probably [Princess Leia] has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.” It seems she is over previous reports that wearing the buns make her feel, “Like an ... Read More
Taking an actual case as source material, director Alice Winocour's Augustine tells the story of neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and the young woman who came to be his most famous patient. The film casts back to 19th century France, before Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis had taken the world of neurology by storm, and it was still very much in vogue to couch women’s mental illness in terms of “hysteria”.  After an uneducated ... Read More
Rebecca Thomas’s debut feature Electrick Children is a crackling, captivating film that’s equal parts allegory and acid trip. At the center of the story is Rachel (Julia Garner), an inquisitive and rebellious teenager living in the mid-nineties. Julia has been raised by a fundamentalist Mormon family, living on a compound in Utah. On the occasion of her fifteenth birthday, Rachel is asked by her father and church leader (Billy Zane) to begin recording ... Read More
Is it possible to be addicted to science? Lauduree (Perla Haney-Jardine), of Jenny Deller's Future Weather, would have to say yes. It's a story we've seen in the likes of Little Birds, and Hick: bored teenage girls victim of small towns and poor parenting succumb to vice. For the former it's boys and glamour, but not for Lauduree. Amidst her disappearing Mother (Marin Ireland) and beer-slingin' Grandma (Amy Madigan), rises a learned gal with a passion for fighting ... Read More
There has been a whole lot of buzz since Sunday night’s Oscars. Several websites, interviews, and news sources have expressed outrage over Seth MacFarlane’s sexist comments and his now infamous boob song. (Thanks Seth, I can’t get that stupid, douchey song out of my head.) I guess he made his point if everyone can’t stop talking about him. But one of the most outrageous scandals from the Oscars is the infamous Onion tweet calling the cutest ... Read More
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