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RICH PERFORMANCES ELEVATE DENNIS LEHANE’S ‘THE DROP’

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Despite occasional detours that never pay off, a plot that is little more than a short story stretched to feature length, and more than a few predictable turns, The Drop is a classy, intelligent genre exercise, and a worthy sendoff for Gandolfini. Continue reading

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EXTRA CAFFEINATED SPECIAL: THE COFFEE ISSUE

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Things are heating up. Continue reading

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SXSW: THREE QUESTION WITH DARIUS MONROE

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“When I went into the prison, I saw how the population was reversed. I saw that the population was 85-90% black and Latino. It was fascinating. I understand that everyone makes mistakes, but this is warped.” Continue reading

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REVIEW: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

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Say what you will about the implied fascism, militarism, homophobia, ableism, racism, and antidemocratic undercurrents of Zach Snyder’s macho masterpiece 300, but no one can accuse it of internal inconsistency. Continue reading

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REVIEW: DISNEY’S FROZEN

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Frozen is an entertaining—and at times, heart-wrenching—tale of discovery and adventure. Continue reading

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DIG THAT: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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Decades have gone by around the world with Star Trek being referred to as a nerd franchise. I’m not trying to be a jerk, I’m just presenting a fact. Continue reading