Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap)

April 6, 2014
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Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap)

    Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap Edition)   Winter is coming! Like, tonight! Game of Thrones is back (!!!), but before we dive into a fourth season of death, decapitation, torture, castration, incest, crossbow practice, and sexposition, let’s take a quick look back at how our key players and themes fared...
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Predicting the 2014 Oscar winners

February 28, 2014
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    Alrighty, it’s Oscar time! Late as always, here are your annual predictions that are guaranteed to be at least 54 percent right. (And maybe higher!) First, a few shout-outs to Grantland’s Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, and In Contention’s Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, and Kristopher Tapley, all...
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Toronto International Film Festival ’13 Diary: Day 3

September 15, 2013
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Toronto International Film Festival ’13 Diary: Day 3

Day 3: Rock and Roll Can Save Your Life  When you spend over a week seeing several movies per day, it’s impossible not to start drawing connections between them, especially within films you see in back to back screenings. Often times, these connections are largely projection, but on the third day of TIFF ’13,...
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Toronto International FIlm Festival ’13 Diary: Day 2

September 10, 2013
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Toronto International FIlm Festival ’13 Diary: Day 2

Hateship Loveship Why You Might Care: Based on an old Alice Munro short story, Hateship Loveship stars Kristen Wiig in a role that allows her to display more dramatic range. Wiig plays a naïve caretaker in Iowa, hired to look after a dysfunctional family played by Nick Nolte, Guy Pierce, and Hailee Steinfeld. Why...
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Toronto International FIlm Festival ’13 Diary: Day 1

September 7, 2013
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Toronto International FIlm Festival ’13 Diary: Day 1

Each year that I come to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), I adjust a few things and alter a few habits in a constant effort to “get better” at being a festivalgoer. This year I took the train so I could begin the festival well-rested and not have to deal with Toronto parking,...
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Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3, Week 6)

May 12, 2013
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  Game of Thrones Power Rankings Episode 3:06 – The Climb Last week’s rankings   As Cersei famously said back in the first season, “In the game of thrones, you win or you die.” With that spirit in mind, here’s your weekly look at who’s winning and who got served.   Winning!   1....
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Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3, Week 5)

May 4, 2013
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  Game of Thrones Power Rankings Episode 3:05 – Kissed By Fire Last week’s rankings As Cersei famously said back in the first season, “In the game of thrones, you win or you die.” With that spirit in mind, here’s your weekly look at who’s winning and who got served.   Winning!   1....
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Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3, Week 4)

April 24, 2013
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  Episode 3:04 – And Now His Watch Is Ended   As Cersei famously said back in the first season, “In the game of thrones, you win or you die.” With that spirit in mind, here’s your weekly look at who’s winning and who got served.   Winning!   1. Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen In...
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Roger and Me: A Personal Eulogy of Roger Ebert

April 6, 2013
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Roger and Me: A Personal Eulogy of Roger Ebert

“Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people.” -Roger Ebert, 2002 I first read those words in early 2006, during a particularly cold winter and a particularly cold time in my life. I had just graduated from college after a long series...
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2013 Oscar Predictions!

February 21, 2013
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  Here we go folks, it’s Oscar time! There are 24 statues up for grabs, and since most of you probably only care about five of them, allow me to suggest how to place your bets for the other nineteen. As always, the goal is to go 20 for 24, and one of these...
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