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Picks of the Week: Thanksgiving week events

This week, the movie theater and the comic shop are going to be the perfect places to escape Thanksgiving’s requisite awkward familial interactions. We’re taking social interaction off the (dinner) table by planning out an entire week of moviegoing and that most solitary of activities, reading.
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Tradition vs. artistry at the Oscars: On the legacy of the snubbed classic

Why the movies that have lost out for Best Picture supersede the winners, and why the ‘La La Land’ vs. ‘Moonlight’ battle is different

As the final announcement of the 2017 Academy Awards arrived, I watched as a smiling Faye Dunaway took the Best Picture envelope from Warren Beatty’s hands. I knew exactly what she was going to say. It was basically a lock at this point, right? Just another box to check off
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Jason Chen’s Picks of the Week

“Oldboy” Starring Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson, this remake of acclaimed Korean revenge flick “Oldboy”  follows the dark conspiracy surrounding an advertising executive who is inexplicably imprisoned for 20 years and the mad pursuit of retribution that follows. Under the directorial helm of Spike Lee and a veteran cast,
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Of Time and the City

Of Time and the City

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, New York City filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee crafted vivid tributes to a wounded metropolis.

Fifteen months after the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, New York City was reborn in glorious fashion on celluloid. It took a pair of feature films from two of the city’s most influential filmmakers to do it. The first, Queens native Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of
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