A fable of two freshmen roommates

It had already been a week since Donna and Betty had moved into their Unit 3 double. Ever since she first met Betty, Donna felt like she and her roommate were extremely compatible. She looked forward to overcoming many struggles in college with her best friend, such as sleeping through their
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Paul Haggis questions relationships in ‘Third Person’

Director Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby”) creates “Third Person” with an ensemble cast of characters beautifully condemning, accepting and teaching of the love and trust in relationships. The film asks several questions pertaining to trust. During an interview with The Daily Californian, Haggis touched on some questions that affect
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Cate Blanchett stuns in ‘Blue Jasmine’

Woody Allen's latest film follows former socialite to San Francisco after her marriage falls apart

The fundamental neurotic character in Woody Allen films, traditionally played by Allen, is not entirely absent in his latest dark comedy, “Blue Jasmine.” It is, however, exaggerated, complicated in class satire and embodied in a female character played by Cate Blanchett. It’s interesting; whereas Allen’s male characters are charming and
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‘Only God Forgives’ makes a powerful impression

Nicolas Winding Refn's impactful new film polarizes audiences

Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director of “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” has produced his most complex and fascinating work yet in his new release “Only God Forgives,” in theaters Aug. 2. Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Thai newcomers Vithaya Pansringarm and Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, the drama is a
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The Return of “Mad Men”

With “Mad Men” returning this Sunday with a two-hour premiere, some may be wondering how to celebrate the return of the Emmy dominating show after 17 months. After such a dramatic ending of season 4 and equally dramatic negotiations about the return of the show on AMC, the pressure is
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