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    Ten Uniquely Horribly Brilliantly Wonderful Music Movies

    I strongly believe that if Georges Méliès were alive and had a song in his heart, one of his films would be on this list.

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    GREY MATTERS: Show Stopper: The End of the Theatrical Movie-going Experience

    At some point, no matter how much you love something, you have to admit it’s ruined beyond repair, that it really is time to let it expire with whatever dignity it has left. That thing, currently, is the American theatrical movie-going experience, may it rest in peace, forever, quickly, soon.

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    GREY MATTERS: MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

    There is a hunger out there that cannot be fed by smirks, poses, and irony. In art, in film, hell, in anything.

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    GREY MATTERS: The Horrors of THE INVISIBLE WAR

    The American military has largely dealt with the sexual assault of more than 95,000 service members since 2006 by stonewalling, denial, blaming the victim, and worse, according to Kirby Dick’s horrific and essential new film, "The Silent War."

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    GREY MATTERS: The Haunted Suburban World of TEEN WOLF

    Anyone comparing the second season of "Teen Wolf" to "Buffy" either isn’t paying attention to the dark gem Jeff Davis’s show has become or doesn’t understand what Joss Whedon’s show used to be.

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    GREY MATTERS: Vidal Sassoon: In the Salon, In the Movies, In Life

    Vidal Sassoon did nothing less in his astonishing life than co-engineering the design and mindset of desire and freedom in fashion, cinema, and feminism—in ways that echo to this day.

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    GREY MATTERS: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR VS. ALIEN VS. PROMETHEUS

    For months Twentieth Century Fox has been frothing us up over Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the "Alien" business with "Prometheus." But for me, this is an occasion to not only celebrate the uncelebrated—Paul W.S. Anderson’s fantastic "Alien vs. Predator"—but to see through Scott’s contributions and m...

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    GREY MATTERS: What Is Sherlock Holmes Afraid Of?

    "Sherlock," Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s present-day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s century-old sleuthing stories, gives us two heroic figures struggling with, well, not much. But you wouldn’t know it to watch them, as the creators of the most recent version of "Doctor Who" conjure up one...

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    Black Widow Spins Webs Around THE AVENGERS

    Black Widow is the first hero seen in "The Avengers," the latest entry in Joss Whedon's career-long feminist project.

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    GREY MATTERS: The Decline and Fall of April Ludgate

    I guess it was inevitable, but the worst has come to pass, and April Ludgate, the beyond-deadpan carrier of careless anarchic energies, the one-woman friction element who’s kept "Parks and Recreation" from being an "Office" clone from the unsteady git-go, has been muffled into a millennial-generatio...

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