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For Kyle, who changed the movies I love

Mind the Gap

Kyle’s excitement made my heart flutter. The movie was his — he sent me blocks of exclamation marks and little hearts, unwittingly coloring in magic marker hues over my tangle of nerves.
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Alone but not lonely

Last summer, my roommate walked in on me drinking vodka by myself at 8 p.m., listening to the Backstreet Boys. It was humiliating for .0001 seconds before I realized I didn’t care. She laughed with a half-quizzical and half-amused expression and said, “What are you doing?” I pounded a shot
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James in the twilight

Off the Beat

What frightened me as a child was the NC-17 category by the MPAA. It was terrifying in the same way as Henry James: Its nefarious nature was guaranteed by its opacity. It wasn’t simply frightening, violent or sexual, like an R-rated film; it was…complicated and elusive. At the time, I
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Saying bye to the little guy, AI

“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!” At times, Allen Iverson was superhuman. Of course, Jay Morton didn’t coin those words for Allen Iverson. No, those words were meant for Superman himself. But Allen Iverson was as
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‘Man of Steel’ offers a deeper insight into the Superman mythology

Henry Cavill soars in latest Superman reboot, directed by Zach Snyder

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … It’s another film reboot of the classic 1930s comic book “Superman.” While Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” failed to wow audiences back in 2006, director Zach Synder’s highly anticipated “Man of Steel” lays a solid foundation for the future of the franchise. Conceived by
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