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Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

| March 6, 2005

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is an odd combination of drama and drag. Not like in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, where the drag adds to the tension and plot of the film, more like… no, wait. Truly there has never been this particular combination of genres, and I think I might know why. […]

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The Woodsman

The Woodsman

| February 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

“What’s the worse thing you’ve ever done?” Everyone has an answer to this that is bound to cause sadness or embarrassment, maybe something that even changed his or her life. The worse thing that Walter, played by Kevin Bacon in The Woodsman, did hurt him, hurt his family, hurt his victims, and isn’t necessarily over. […]

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The 11th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

The 11th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

| February 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

“The award show where only actors vote for actors.” The 11th annual Screen Actors Guild took place Saturday, February 4th, and you’ll be happy to hear they had good weather. As I watched the beautiful people of Hollywood I tried to remember when they hadn’t. My mind wandered, and then tada! I was snapped back […]

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Kristin’s Best & Worst Films of 2004

Kristin’s Best & Worst Films of 2004

| January 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

KRISTIN’S TOP TEN FOR 2004 1. Fahrenheit 9/11–Michael Moore. Almost always annoying. Almost always right. He matured so much with this film, and he should get almost as much credit for that great leap as for the content. 2. Napoleon Dynamite–Special! This film is just plain special. I’ve heard it said that the Pedro vote […]

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Facing Death: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Facing Death: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

| December 1, 2004 | 0 Comments

Why is that people who deal in death are so interesting and so foreign to the rest of us? Even as we feel they are a little bit ghoulish and too fascinated with the unrevealed, we long to know what they do, and watch from the asylum of our naiveté. Facing Death by Stefan Haupt […]

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Callas Forever

Callas Forever

| November 19, 2004 | 0 Comments

The word “diva” gets thrown around a lot these days. Everyone from skinny pop singers to demanding hairdressers have been assigned that epithet, and the meaning has been somewhat cheapened. There was a time, and not so long ago, when a diva was what it was. A distinguished female opera singer. It is an old […]

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Rabbit Hash

Rabbit Hash

| September 9, 2004 | 0 Comments

In a time full of war, inner city poverty, deception in business, and cut-throat political campaigns the world could use a little optimism from the hills. But even the pastoral hills of rural Kentucky hide a dark side. There’s no way a rural political documentary could leave a viewer feeling anything but betrayed and sickened […]

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