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I remember my great-grandmother a little. She was nearly 100 when I saw her in the nursing home, and my mind retains a sketchy image of a white-haired woman who remained seated and stared bemused at the G.I. Joe toy that I brought to show her. I was 7 or...
It's rare that I remember a magazine cover a decade and a half later, but one that has stuck in my mind — and not in a good way — is the issue of Time from the week after the Columbine High School massacre. Anyone from the class of 1998,...
Someone asked me the other day about the first specific event in my life that I can recall. After pondering for a moment, I realized that it was going to see "Return of the Jedi" at the Brea Mall in the summer of 1983. Of course, I have vague...
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Only a few weeks have passed since digital projection systems debuted at the Lehigh Valley's drive-ins, Becky's in Berlinsville and Shankweiler's in Orefield. But audiences have already given their verdict: In the words of late film critic Roger Ebert,...
Film Independent at LACMA is holding a 1980s costume contest after the 30th anniversary screening of Martha Coolidge's endearing comedy "Valley Girl" on Thursday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater. The romantic comedy was inspired by Frank Zappa and his...
Thumbs up to the American Cinematheque. The independent, nonprofit cultural organization is paying homage to the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert with a new film series, "The Great Movies: A Tribute to Roger Ebert." The influential...
Two weeks from now, TV networks will announce their new slate of shows for next season. The majority of these series will be variations on a formula. Procedurals. High-concept sci-fi and fantasy dramas. Nighttime soaps. Comedies starring familiar faces....
Top 3 Lehigh Valley events: Free Comic Book Day, Philly Non-Sports Card Show, Not So Silent Cinema featuring Buster Keaton shortsFREE COMIC BOOK DAY 1 Celebrate this weekend's fully-charged release of "Iron Man 3" by picking up a complimentary comic book 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Beachead Comics, 1601 W. Chew St., Allentown. The store is one of thousands of comic book shops...
Tribune criticAnd they said the gentle art of literary criticism was dead, confined to irrelevance. Not this week, gentle reader. Not in Chicago. Not in the heat of L'affaire de Shteir. What book review in the history of Chicago literature — heck, what recent...
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Richard Nixon is hot again. Fresh on the heels of Discovery Channel's critically acclaimed documentary "All the Presidents Men Revisited," about the scandal that brought down President Nixon and the movie it inspired, CNN Films and Cinedigm have...
Expand or die. This ominous motto of economic imperialism courses throughout the film "At Any Price," set against the imperiled world of modern-day family farming. Director Ramin Bahrani, who co-wrote the screenplay with Hallie Elizabeth Newton, spent...
CHAMPAIGN — Film festivals — festivals themselves, let alone films — are rarely as poignant as the one unfolding right now in this college town. The 15th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival began Wednesday without its founder, who...
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