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Lorde at Lollapalooza
Lorde at Lollapalooza
Lorde at Lollapalooza

The highlight for most fans attending the first day of Lollapalooza, the annual outdoor summer festival that takes over Chicago’s Grant Park every August, was likely Eminem, who returned to the event after last performing in 20...

 
 
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Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge

In the early ’90s, British actor Steve Coogan began playing Alan Partridge, an egotistical radio (and sometimes television) show host. The role established Coogan as one of Britain’s top comedic actors. A film based on the belo...

 
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St. Vincent
St. Vincent
St. Vincent

Calling from a tour stop in North Carolina, singer-guitarist St. Vincent admits that she’s “never home.” That’s certainly been the case for the past decade; her resume includes stints with The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven...

 
 
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Her
Her
Her
 

Her: Virtual love hurts too

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January 12, 2014
 



While writer-director Spike Jonze’s new film Her makes the most of a good gimmick (man falls in love with Siri-like computer voice), Her transcends the subject matter. Part of the credit belongs to Joaquin Phoenix, who turns in...

 
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11 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013
11 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013
11 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

This year there were, of course, blockbusters we enjoyed—films like Star Trek Into Darkness, This is the End and The Heat. There were also somewhat smaller films that built enough buzz and praise to crack Box Office Mojo’s 100 ...

 
 
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Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska

There comes a time when children find themselves taking on some of the roles of parent to their own parents. That’s at the heart of Nebraska, the new drama from Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants). Filmed...

 
 
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
The Book Thief

We’re not ones to quote other reviews but we laughed out loud at the summary of one review of The Book Thief, the new film based on the popular book by Markus Zusak: “Book Thief is tasteful but dull.” Well, yes, it certainly is...

 
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Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos
Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos
Dream Syndicate (c) Juan Carlos Quindos

After playing a few dates last year in Spain, The Dream Syndicate, the L.A.-based garage/punk rock act fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Wynn, has booked a handful of dates in the US. Those dates will mark The Dream Syndicate’s...

 
 
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About Time
About Time
About Time

Hopefully, no one will confuse the endearing new film About Time with 2009’s overly sentimental The Time Traveler’s Wife. The former, which received limited release last week and goes wide this week, is a heartwarming comedy th...

 
 
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Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings

At the beginning of writer-director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings, it’s difficult to tell the film’s main character is future Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Allen (Daniel Radcliffe) seems very docile and removed from life, cater...