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Movie Review: Insurgent

In the current world of YA-novels-turned-films, you cannot go without comparison to Harry Potter, and Divergent is no Harry Potter.

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TV Review: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable has all the smiles of Family Matters with the dark, sardonic characteristic of Fey's work.

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TV Review: House of Cards, Season 3

Unfortunately, this season of House of Cards did not live up to my highly ambitious expectations.

The King's Speech, The Artist, Argo, 12 Years a Slave, Birdman

The long road to nomination

It’s the high stakes nature of this escape from real life to reel life that we all love dearly, and that’s probably why so many absurd and almost primitive factors play a decisive role in...

2015 Oscars Drinking Game

Thus, as your beloved entertainers pull off miraculous upsets, thank everyone from their overprotective mothers to their friendly neighborhood mailmen and drop the f-bomb on nationally watched...

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Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

The verdict? See this movie if you want soft-core porn fun for the whole family minus the children.

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5 Oscar categories that deserve more attention

Lesser-known categories get lost in the frenzy, overlooked due to the lack of a well-recognized celebrity or because people simply don't know what the hell the award is for in the first place.

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Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending

Channing and man-bees and space queens? Oh my!

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Birdman or Boyhood?

Who should win between these two exceedingly dissimilar and distinctive films?

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Movie Review: The Boy Next Door

Is it predictable? Yes. Does it play into stereotypes? Absolutely. But what did you expect from the trailer?

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Movie Review: American Sniper

Plain and simple: if you want a tense military thriller, then this is your film.

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Movie Review: Inherent Vice

Sex, lies and videotape; sex, drugs and rock and roll: these are the overlapping triumvirates governing Paul Thomas Anderson's film.

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Movie Review: The Interview

To anyone who doesn’t follow pop culture or revere Franco and Rogen, The Interview doesn’t really have much to offer.

Two Duke students win a trip to Hollywood

The winners of this competition won a free trip to Hollywood and a VIP tour of Universal Studios, getting the chance to mingle with media giants like Vahradian and Unkeless.

A Gentlemen’s Discussion: Interstellar

Two gents discuss one of the year's most anticipated movies.

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Movie Review: Birdman

Birdman is definitely worth watching from beginning to five minutes from the end.

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Movie Review: The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks is getting lazy. The man’s name may be associated with young women’s favorite Ryan Gosling romance, but he seems to have lost his touch.

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Film Review: Gone Girl

Fincher's movie succeeds due to an abundance of slick style and a revelatory performance from Rosamund Pike.

Movie Review: The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins has great moments, but only makes for a good film.

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Film Review: The Identical

Imagine if “Walk the Line” had been called “Tow the Squiggle,” featured bad music barely reminiscent of Johnny Cash’s, and that the cast had walked away with Razzies instead of Oscars. Now you have...

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Film Review: Le Week-end

"Le Week-end" is a romance, but it is a painful one.

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Film Review: Visitors

Rather than retelling a story, this documentary hopes to create an experience.

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Film Review: Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

“Alive Inside” presents an undoubtedly passionate and heart-wrenching look into patients’ lives brightened by musical intervention.

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Film Review: Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clerq

The end result is a film that not only chronicles Tanny’s experience as a dancer but also captures her untamable spirit and its refusal to succumb.

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17th Full Frame festival to feature new and classic documentary films

More than 90 different films, new and old, were meticulously selected for the 17th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.