A Face in the Crowd: Worthiness vs. Emptiness

The history of musical talent that relied more on pomp and circumstance than actual music ability goes back for as long as managers and agents figured out how to exploit the potential earning power of a fresh new face. Elvis Presley never wrote a song of his own in his...
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Birdman: Beautiful When in Flight

Nightcrawler, John Wick, Gone Girl, Interstellar, Big Hero 6, The Theory of Everything and so many more – the films that really want to get audiences buzzing seem to gather at the year’s end. No wonder why summer went out making the sound of a drenched firecracker. Then there’s Birdman.
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape: Raw Realism

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? is a moving, human film. Director Lasse Hallström weaves a story that captures both the viewer’s attention and the subtle emotional intricacies that are involved in our relationships with our families, neighbors, friends and loved ones. Johnny Depp stars as Gilbert Grape, a young man who works...
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