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Rebels Without Causes
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Rebels Without Causes

2015 is shaping up to be a triumphal parade of my own childhood.  Unearthing milestones like my junior-high screening of Road Warrior, my family visit as a tiny kid to Disneyland, the comics I stayed up reading with a flashlight under the covers long after lights out, the first movie I ever saw in a theater: Star Wars.

Block Party
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Block Party

There’s hope, in other words, in this conversation that even while women are still grossly-underrepresented amongst the director ranks, there is at least the beginnings of the conversation.

Riding in Whirlwinds
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Riding in Whirlwinds

As April winds down and, with it, our tribute to car movies - I want to talk a little bit not just about the remaining films (and intimidating trilogy in its own right: Bullitt, Death Proof and Two-Lane Blacktop), but about the films that we weren’t able to program this time around.  If you haven’t seen Steve McQueen in Le Mans, you should do that.  Right now.  I mean it.

Coming Soon: ROAR
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Coming Soon: ROAR

I met Ms. Hedren in the lounge of Elway's on the first floor of Denver's Ritz-Carlton. We talked about her new pursuits and her "second career" in the movies, though we started as most any conversation with Tippi Hedren must: with her time with Hitchcock.

Alamo Assemble
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Alamo Assemble

What if Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American who is as culturally American as you or me, suddenly became a main character in the single largest corporate product in the United States?

Unforgettable Fires
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Unforgettable Fires

'71 is an exceptional portrait of urban warfare--the best of its kind since the unbroken, third-act take in Children of Men.