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Is This the Next Wave of Free Speech Attacks?
2 years ago

Is This the Next Wave of Free Speech Attacks?

It’s hard to get worked up over a theater critic losing some free show passes.

In this particular case, though, those seats matter.  And, combined with another politically correct attack …
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Laura Orrico: From Hollywood Tragedy to Creative Rebirth
2 years ago

Laura Orrico: From Hollywood Tragedy to Creative Rebirth

Laura Orrico was the shyest kid in school. That didn’t stop her from taking a page from her late father’s playbook.

Orrico’s father died when she was just 9, but …
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Ferris Fest To Toast 30 Years of ‘Bueller’
4 years ago

Ferris Fest To Toast 30 Years of ‘Bueller’

John Hughes created some of that decade’s most memorable roles. We loved Duckie, Bender and Long Duk Dong. Does anyone stand taller, though, than Matthew Broderick’s rule-snapping Ferris Bueller?

We’ll …
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‘Confessions’ of a Bootstrap Web Series Production
4 years ago

‘Confessions’ of a Bootstrap Web Series Production

“Can’t sleep. Staring at ‘Confessions’ right now. We can crowd fund this and do it ourselves next summer. Am I just being nuts right now?”

We had been working on a …
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Should CNN, Robert Redford Apologize for ‘Chicagoland?’
4 years ago

Should CNN, Robert Redford Apologize for ‘Chicagoland?’

Redford is known for both his impeccable film resume and creating The Sundance Film Festival. He recently broadened his empire to include reality television. Specifically, he executive produced an eight-part series focusing …
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Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ Can’t Stop Sermonizing
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4 years ago

Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ Can’t Stop Sermonizing

The director’s “Chi-Raq,” hitting theaters this weekend before its planned Amazon Prime debut, overdoses on liberal talking points. It’s a battle cry against the black-on-black bloodshed roiling Chicago, an American tragedy …
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