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Ja'mie King Is Back, You Fugly Povos

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The last time audiences saw queen bee-otch Ja’mie King, the Australian high school student had just finished a term as an exchange student at — gasp! — a public school in Summer Heights High. Now she’s back on her home turf, wrapping up her senior year on-camera in Ja’mie: Private School Girl (Series Premiere, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO).  

Delivery Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Advance word proclaims that Vince Vaughn finally settles into a maturing presence as David Wozniak, caught in the seemingly inescapable grasp of arrested development but upended by the knowledge t  

Dallas Buyers Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 Dallas Buyers Club serves as the latest yellow brick on the road to career redemption for Matthew McConaughey. Remember the silly romcoms with Kate Hudson (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), Jen  

Let The Fire Burn

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Jason Osder, an assistant professor with George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, dives headfirst into topical documentary filmmaking with this examination into the May  

'Charlie Countryman' Finds Love and Trouble Abroad

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
What are we supposed to expect from a character named Charlie Countryman played by Shia LaBeouf? Sure, LaBeouf sports a ratty hipster beard and stringy, unwashed dark locks and displays the unfortunate penchant of baring his body at the drop of a hat, which means he’s wandering down a decidedly different and more unsavory path than when we last saw him leading the charge alongside the Autobots in the first Transformers trilogy from Michael Bay.  

Lizzy Caplan Shines as '50s Sex Researcher

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Combining dramatized history, a late-’50s American setting and the topic of sex is guaranteed to attract an audience to nearly any show. But Masters of Sex (10 p.m. Sundays, Showtime) delivers beyond these popular tropes to explore the real-life early scientific study of human sexuality.  

The Best Man Holiday

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee gathers all of the usual suspects from his breakout comedy The Best Man for a follow-up that reunites them 15 years later at a holiday gathering that promises to rek  

Blue is the Warmest Color

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The coming-of-age narrative tends to come alive for audiences in its reflection and recollection for us of situations and memories that simply cannot be denied. We long to relive our own experie  

Great Expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Like William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Great Expectations from Charles Dickens seems to bubble up once every generation or so, offering an adaptive look at our times. This time, the reliable  

Kill Your Darlings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As literary advice, the notion that beleaguered writers must be willing to “kill your darlings” in order to find the truth in a passage or overall story is daring indeed. Striking that lovel  

CAC Screens a Complex Documentary of Murderous Performance Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Re-enactments dominate the world of reality television. There is nothing new in the narrative framework of recreating scenes of true events for audiences to grant access to the resonant emotional impact of a situation, a soon-to-be looped moment in time. Sometimes, it is done in the service of memory and perspective.  

Kenny Powers Finds New Niche in "Final" Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
As fans of Eastbound and Down (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO) know, the show, albeit hilarious, delves into some pretty dark waters. Danny McBride’s notorious baseball bad boy Kenny Powers walks the line between making us laugh and raising concern with his seriously disturbed behavior.  

Thor: The Dark World

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The mighty god-like Avenger (Chris Hemsworth) returns for a second solo outing, facing a foe named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), an exiled dark elf lord from one of the nine realms, awakened a  

About Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Love is in the air again in the latest film from writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually), but this time he’s interested in exploring the multiple facets of the splendored emotional state.  

All Is Lost

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Cornel West Reader, as regular readers know, serves as a touchstone for me. The good professor acknowledges being driven, in his philosophical and academic endeavors, to define three ideas —