Monthly Archives: February 2013

Les Miserables, star of stage and screen, and doubtless the therapist’s couch.

At the end of Les Misérables, a two-and-a-half hour feelings-o-rama with enough melodrama to keep several TV soaps alive for years, I laughed for awhile, turned to my friend, and said, “Well. That happened.” It’s not a regular movie. It’s … Continue reading

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Beasts of the Southern Wild, just in time.

The Oscars are tonight! I could opine about my picks, but the truth is that I’m in grad school and haven’t been able to see most of the nominated films. So I’ll tell you about one I watched this very … Continue reading

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female friendship in film: Vamps and For a Good Time, Call…

Contains spoilers for Vamps and For a Good Time, Call… I’ll be real with you: neither of these films are thought pieces. They’re fluff. They’re fun and amusing and light. However, they also have some pretty cool things to say … Continue reading

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