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  • 6 hours ago | Film and TV

    At the start of Woody Allen's campus comedy Irrational Man, caddish professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) drives up to a new school that's already steeled itself for his arrival. “Of course, my reputation — a reputation — preceded me,” admits Abe....

  • "Have you ever given in to an aggressive urge or impulse?" a psychologist asks a college volunteer. "No, no!" assures the student. "I go to Stanford." Thanks to that kid -- and 23 others who joined the infamous study that gives its name to Kyle...

  • At the start of Woody Allen's campus comedy Irrational Man, caddish professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) drives up to a new school that's already steeled itself for his arrival. "Of course, my reputation -- a reputation -- preceded me,"...

  • Mission: Impossible is Tom Cruise's blockbuster plaything, a toy chest he offers to directors who catch his eye. Cruise used it to resurrect Brian De Palma, capitalize on John Woo, transition J.J. Abrams from TV to film, and shift Brad...

  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    Here's a shocker: In Pixels, his latest, Adam Sandler plays a stunted man-child who turns out to be very, very special. That's his ecological niche: the Manic Potbellied Dream Dork, or, if you prefer, the fragile Sand-Man. Sandler films have predi...

  • 8 days ago | Film and TV

    The pizza joint Shakey's in Hollywood is packed when transgender actresses Mya Taylor and Kiki Rodriguez slide into a booth with their director Sean Baker, whose shot-on-location-and-on-iPhone comedy Tangerine was the most talked-about surprise of...

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