June

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“Dormant Beauty:” a searing look at death and politics

The topical Dormant Beauty is about - depending on your point of view - the right to die, or rather, perhaps, the right to life.

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Tricky Dick rides again in “Our Nixon”

Our Nixon, shown at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, is a compilation film by Penny Lane about the only U.S. president who resigned and left office in disgrace.

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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“Yes, Prime Minister:” Wry, sly, Brit wit

Yes, Prime Minister's bristling dialogue is decidedly political and full of humorous social commentary.

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Legendary Hollywood activists mark Rosenberg executions’ 60th anniversary

June 19th was the 60th anniversary of the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, seen by many as a grave injustice in our nation's history.

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“One Night in Miami...” before he became Muhammad Ali

Rogue Machine's world premiere of One Night in Miami... is simply among the best plays I've seen in years.

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Actor James Gandolfini, 51, dies of cardiac arrest

James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.

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"Man of Steel" is the definitive Superman

How do you make a super-powered, cape-wearing alien work in the eyes of a cynical, seen-it-all-before 2013 audience?

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“Taming of the Shrew” brings to life classic, troubling play

Hear, hear the voice of women throughout the ages struggling for their rights, to be treated as equals, not chattel!

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New “Star Trek” boldly goes...where it's gone before

Star Trek Into Darkness is a pleasant enough popcorn flick with plenty of character development. But it falls short of its full potential.

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