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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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 20, 2012 10:01 AM
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GREY MATTERS: Show Stopper: The End of the American Theatrical Moviegoing 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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 13, 2012 2:12 PM
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  • 6 Comments

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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 6, 2012 8:58 AM
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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."
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 29, 2012 9:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment

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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 22, 2012 9:29 AM
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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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 15, 2012 9:00 AM
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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 mourn their horrible legacy.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 8, 2012 8:55 AM
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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 of this year’s best rides.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 1, 2012 9:09 AM
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GREY MATTERS: 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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 11, 2012 9:27 AM
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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-generation version of a wacky neighbor on a sitcom.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 4, 2012 9:17 AM
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