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Death by Amnesia, or How French Cinema Culture Can Save Us All

The reason I write about cinema at all is because, at the age of 15, my high school French teacher sent our class to an art theater to see Jean Cocteau’s "Beauty and the Beast."
  • By Ian Grey
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  • November 8, 2012 9:43 AM
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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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  • July 20, 2012 10:01 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 6: HOPELESS

Tonight’s meh "True Blood" was proof double-O positive of the Law of Fives. Seriously, if physicists applied themselves, I trust they’d find the Law of Fives almost as immutable as the Law of Gravity, and not nearly as funny.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 16, 2012 8:29 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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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 5: LET'S BOOT AND RALLY

It always sucks to be Lafayette. And lately, Nelsan Ellis’s acting has been suffering as he tries to carry this impossible weight.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 9, 2012 9:21 AM
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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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 6, 2012 8:58 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 4: WE'LL MEET AGAIN

Alan Ball’s a believer. Now on his last season as the major domo of "True Blood," he continues to see no reason at all why Big Themes and literary stuff can’t coexist with camp, bodice ripper romance, Hammer gore camp and a Ken-Russell-esque free-for-all approach to fantastic filmmaking.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 2, 2012 12:37 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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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 3: WHATEVER I AM, YOU MADE ME

This week’s "True Blood" suffered a bit from "Game of Thrones" syndrome—too many people, parts and ideas for all of them to properly register—but boy howdy were they mostly fine, fun and full of portent of freaky things to com
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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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.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 22, 2012 9:29 AM
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