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Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen Have More in Common Than You Might Think

On Sunday, Vulture published a truly epic flounce by middle aged badger-man Alec Baldwin entitled "I Give Up." As singularly whiny as the I'm Not Gay; F**s Love Me piece seemed, it reminded us a lot of something another man recently said in the face of even uglier accusations. In fact, when read as companion pieces,… » 2/25/14 2:29pm 2/25/14 2:29pm

Always Be Posing: What 20-year-old Glengarry Glen Ross Can Teach Us About Manhood

There's a certain type of masculinity we're used to seeing on screen. John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham: big, taciturn dudes who won't put up with any weakness in others and certainly not in themselves. They're not just muscular and powerful, though—they're heroic, saving the day and the damsel. No… » 9/26/12 6:32pm 9/26/12 6:32pm

-8½. Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, Reviewed.

1. One of my favorite Roger Ebert quotes goes like this: "The Muse visits during the act of creation, not before. Don't wait for her. Start alone." That's to say: To create great work, you must first work. Not everything you create will be perfect; in fact, most of it won't be. But you can't wait for inspiration to… » 6/21/12 5:20pm 6/21/12 5:20pm

So, Who Embarrasses Himself The Most In Rock of Ages?

The central appeal—or anti-appeal—of any Hollywood adaptation of a musical is not about the music or the choreography or the set pieces; it's about watching actors who don't usually sing, sing. One of the most fun aspects of Chicago was learning how charming and deft Richard Gere was; it was equally enlightening to… » 6/13/12 6:25pm 6/13/12 6:25pm