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Montag, Juni 30, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Ivory Tower” is one of those call-to-arms documentaries that gets you fired up about a social problem and then proceeds to bum you out as it slowly reveals there is no clear solution to fix it. The spotlight “Ivory Tower” shines is on the skyrocketing cost of higher educati... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 22, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Successfully adapting a Broadway musical into a movie is a tricky prospect. Any attempts to replicate the intimacy and impact of a live performance usually result in failure, but overplay your cinematic hand and the final product is cornier than the county fair. What makes “Jersey Boys”... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 15, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

A good sequel takes the world introduced by the first movie and expands on it with new characters and locations. A great sequel does all that while carving out its own thematic territory as it simultaneously retains all the elements that made the original film successful in the first place. A great... [More]

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Montag, Juni 9, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

Published in 1980 “Gaywyck” was (according to the book’s author, Vincent Virga) “hailed as the first gay gothic novel.”  So far I have yet to substantiate that quote, but if anyone knows who said it first, tweet me. In this book Virga—again, in his words&mdas... [More]

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Freitag, Juni 6, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

We’ve been here before. A character caught in a metaphysical loop and forced to live the same period of time over and over again has become a common sci-fi trope. In “Edge of Tomorrow,” the man caught in a loop is Tom Cruise, who — one could argue — has made ... [More]