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Her Review (2013)

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Written and directed by Spike Jonze. Her is stylized in such a way that you know it’s in the near-future. But for crying out loud, why did he decide to don men in the most hideous slacks, nearly pulled up to the chest? 443 more words

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Now On Netflix: The Immigrant

Starring: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner

Directed By: James Gray

I know that James Gray and Joaquin Phoenix have a long history together. Gray has cast Phoenix in We Own The Night, Two Lovers, and The Yards, and now The Immigrant. 261 more words

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Gladiator: Why Did Commodus Become Emperor?

The first section of Gladiator (2000, dir. Ridley Scott) deals with the end of the reign of Marcus Aurelius (d. 180AD). Marcus (Richard Harris) is an old man who is tired of being emperor and wants to designate the successful general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) to be his successor. 1,698 more words


I'm Still Here (2010) Review

I’m Still Here feels like an elaborate prank gone wrong. It’s a prank that nobody was really involved in, that nobody found funny and just sort of blew up in the faces of those involved. 607 more words


Entertainment Reads (July 22, 2014)

Each week on Tuesday we’ll post our favorite links to articles from the pop culture world. They’ll at least tangentially pertain to education or sociological issues in general, and they’ll be from the past week. 190 more words


Inventing The Abbotts (1997)

Produced by Ron Howard and with a starry cast, I had high hopes for Inventing The Abbotts even though I hadn’t read much about it. Was I right to have such high expectations? 295 more words


Her (Film Review)

Year: 2013

Director: Spike Jonze

Written by: Spike Jonze

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams

Each year there are one or two independent films that gain Academy Award recognition. 567 more words