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In the midst of a critical condition

There is a reason nobody makes films about arts critics. Even the closest thing we have, Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous,” has far too much sex, drugs and designer mod dresses to ever be considered an accurate reflection of the modern arts journalist. And that’s because we aren’t really journalists. We
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Top 10 films of the year

1. The Master Out of all the films to debut in 2012, none was quite as daring, ambitious or compelling as “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest dissertation on the complexities of existence, “The Master.” Sweeping cinematography brings to life a poignant script set to a mesmerizing
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Top 10 albums of the year

The Daily Cal’s arts staff assesses the best tunes of the year 2012

1. Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE Channel ORANGE is more than a collection of songs. It is an experience, a story about a crack addict in Arkansas, a stripper namedCleopatra, a rich kid raised my maids, a monk in a mosh pit and a man coping with his religion and
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