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AP Film Studies: To The Races

Do the Right Thing kicks off a new race talks series.


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If you didn’t know it came out in 1989, you might mistake Do the Right Thing for a present-day response to gentrification, racial tensions and police brutality. The film’s debates over a whi   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

All the lonely people.


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At first, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was Her and Him—twin films about a young couple’s dissolution as surveyed from separate perspectives, which will be released together next month.   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 JAY HORTON

Squeaky Wheel

Filmmaker Joe Biel on the rise and fall of Critical Mass in Portland.


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Like all great protests, the idea behind Critical Mass was simple. In September 1992, a group of San Franciscans gathered to ride bikes after work. And cyclists kept riding together, in cities aro   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Adrienne So

Love Is Strange

More beautiful than bizarre.


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At one point in Love Is Strange, the film’s central couple, Ben and George, reunite after days of separation. George (Alfred Molina) collapses into his partner’s arms and sobs silently, wh   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 BLAIR STENVICK

Movie Review: Starred Up

Behind bars.


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“Gritty prison drama” is usually a dog whistle for either a tumbledown redemption story or the human equivalent of disaster porn. But the main elements of gritty British prison drama Starred   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Movie Review: The Drop

Dirty work.


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In the voice-over narration that opens The Drop, Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) sounds puerile and winsome, yet strangely precocious. He explains the “drop” process, in which a different New Yor   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: Apes Of Wrath

The science and fiction of Every Which Way But Loose.


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Every Which Way But Loose is a bizarre film, even for 1978. It’s about a dude (Clint Eastwood) who cruises around California drinking beer, bar brawling, chasing tail, listening to country m   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Lucid Dreams

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams gets the musical treatment.


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Music nerds and film geeks are constantly jockeying for the title of most obsessive fan, scrutinizing every note of an album or every frame of a movie. But sometimes, the two factions arrive a   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Last of Robin Hood

Teenage dream.


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As a real-life Lolita story, The Last of Robin Hood should be oozing with intrigue. Instead, this film about the final two years of Errol Flynn—who played the titular swashbuckler in 1938—and    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Identical

False idols.


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What if Elvis Presley’s brother had lived? What if, wracked by desperate poverty, his parents only pretended to bury the stillborn twin and instead allowed a traveling preacher and his loving    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 JAY HORTON
 

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