Life after Hermione

Good Monday morning, folks! I would like to congratulate you on your weekend, but you came in no better than second place. Why? Because I absolutely dominated this weekend, from the multiple projects finished to the relaxation of Sunday football, my alarm clock this morning may as well have just played Queen’s “We are the […]

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Suck it, Damon!

The Town proves Affleck is on the rise With The Town, writer/director/star/unfair-target-of-derision Ben Affleck pumps two armor-piercing rounds into jokes about his being the lesser of the creative forces behind his joint Oscar win with hetero-life-partner Matt Damon. Eff that noise, whatever Affleck’s staggeringly brilliant freshman directorial effort Gone Baby Gone didn’t prove, this clip-emptying, […]

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Easy A FTW

It’s fitting that the review of a movie about whoring through words should start with a verbal money shot, in the form of a pull quote: Easy A is easily the funniest movie of the year. Sporting chlamydia as a subplot, discussion of vagina gnomes and multiple Huckleberry Finn–based biracial gay sex jokes, first-time screenwriter […]

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Devil’s Day Out

Death rides an elevator in Dowdle’s Devil I’m claustrophobic in my day-to-day life, but at the movies, I’m a sucker for all things small and confined, from Ingmar Bergman’s stark chamber dramas to George Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead. Just put some people and some tension in a room and I’m there. With that […]

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Cutting Room

I must be gearing up for a run at local office, because I lied to you. Like a fickle city councilman, I’m about to flip-flop, only instead of vacillating on the corporate infestation of Dundee, I’m just changing dates. I told you last week that Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) would have a Q&A […]

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