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“Everything I learned, I learned from the cinema.” – Audrey Hepburn.

Way below anyone’s league

I am living proof of Einstein’s relativity theory on the time-space continuum. On a Thursday afternoon around 3 weeks ago, I wasted five hours of my life I can never get back. Okay, it was only two. Still, it felt ...

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Women beyond birth

Does a female have to give birth (or at least be able to conceive) in order to claim the title “woman”? Is it selfish to make a choice not to have children when there are women who would do anything ...

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Seriously? Yes.

Michael Stuhlbarg as the nerdy Professor Larry Gopnik Ethan and Joel Coen’s filmic offerings are the kind that you either love or hate. Their penchant for dark comedy-drama is offbeat to say the least, and their latest production as writers/directors, ...

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Peace, love and rock ‘n roll

Of all the arts, music is arguably the one that is best understood. Music evokes feelings, wherever it’s from or whatever language it’s written in. It is the universal language.  People often connect particular songs or artists to a certain time or ...

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Suit up!

Good Charlotte was wrong: girls don’t like cars and money. Girls like guys in suits. Furthermore, they like hot guys in suits, heroes, men of steel, or in this case, iron. And this is exactly what Hollywood blockbuster, Iron Man ...

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Going nowhere slowly in The Last Station

Historical dramas, like book-to-film adaptations, are by nature contentious among film critics. Purists will nitpick at every factual inaccuracy while directors often feel liberties must be taken in order for the audience not to feel as if they are watching ...

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The Birth of a Parent

Parenthood, especially for first-timers, is a bit like suddenly deciding to pack your life into a backpack and set off for a trek across Antarctica. You know it will be a long, arduous journey. It’s pure madness. And, it’s shit-scary. ...

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No bounty here

RANT OF THE WEEK Pursuing a thriving and respected career in film following a role in a sitcom as wildly successful as FRIENDS is damn near impossible. Just ask David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox. ...

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Place of pain

In Iraq the term, “hurt locker” is a colloquialism among soldiers for a place of ultimate pain, a place where you go when a bomb explodes, a prison from which there is no escape except through death. Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy ...

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Singularly brilliant

Many critics aren’t fond of novel-to-film adaptations because they believe the visual can’t capture the nuances of the written word, particularly third-person narration. And I tend to agree. While The Scarlett Letter is a classic piece of literature, the on-screen ...

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