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WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

By Bella Levaggi

November 18, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success. But they share another similarity: none of them pass the Bechdel Test. While the structure of a written colu...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By Wesley Emblidge

January 10, 2013

Every year, the Academy Award nominations disappoint, upset and anger many moviegoers (myself included) with mostly predictable picks that honor the most Oscar-buzzed movies of the year, rather than the best movies of the year. I’ve ranted about this subject before in more detail, but for now, let’s ta...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: The Ten Best Movies of 2012

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: The Ten Best Movies of 2012

By Wesley Emblidge

January 9, 2013

You know it’s been a particularly great year when choosing a top ten is this hard. 2011 was kind of a bore. My favorite movie of that year, “50/50,” wouldn’t even make my top 10 this year. It may just be that I got to see more films this year (over 150 new releases), but regardless, this feels...

“Django Unchained” Review: Tarantino’s Western Takes Down Slavery

“Django Unchained” Review: Tarantino’s Western Takes Down Slavery

By Wesley Emblidge

December 23, 2012

One of my favorite movie-going experiences this year was seeing “Pulp Fiction” again on the big screen, and it was a reminder of what a great filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is. Now, I’ve gotten my second reminder this year, with Tarantino’s latest, “Django Unchained.” In 1858 Texas, Dr. King Sch...