‘Gold’ mines Matthew McConaughey’s performance to become enjoyable despite standard plot

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"Gold" | The Weinstein Company
Grade: C+

At first glance, Stephen Gaghan’s “Gold” looks like a typical Oscar bait film. It features an A-list actor who physically transformed for the role, a plot based on true events and a limited release during awards season. While “Gold” fails to fulfill its huge potential and won’t take home any
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Top 10 films of the year

2014 saw a wide array of films hit the theaters from the thrilling “Gone Girl” to the tasteful, poignant and guffaw-inducing “Dear White People.” Here are the top picks as selected by the arts & entertainment department at The Daily Californian.
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Top 10 films of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff ranks the top 10 movies (and more) of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Pacific Rim Sick of the “Transformers” franchise destroying your love of giant robot battles? Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent addition to his canon of fantastical, horrific and wonderful films is the jaw-dropping spectacle “Pacific Rim.” A love letter to kaiju (Japanese monster) and giant robot films, this movie
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