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Film & Television

Movie Review: ‘Café Society’ — Simple Pleasures from a Seasoned Director

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

If the story sounds simple, it is. There are moments of Woody Allen’s philosophical musings: “Life is a comedy written by a sadistic comedy writer;” “Unrequited love kills more people than tuberculosis;” and “The unexamined life is not worth living. But the examined one is no bargain either.” But nothing very weighty. 'Café Society' isn’t going to rock your world, but it’s a nice way to spend an evening and makes a very pretty picture.

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Film & Television

Movie Review: Dreaming Big in ‘Dark Horse’

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

After “a chance visit to the Boxing Day races in 2012,” Louise Ormond decided that she wanted to make a film about the racing world. She researched for several days, then came across the stranger-than-fiction story of Welsh racehorse Dream Alliance, an unlikely champion bred by a syndicate of average folk in the former mining town of Cefn Fforest. Ormond remembers, “I knew within seconds I’d do anything to make it into a film.”

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The Economic Upside of Oscar

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Some high-profile celebrities are actually paid to wear certain gowns and jewels. Two years ago, there was a bidding war between two labels for Jennifer Lawrence’s dress. Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly earned $1 million for wearing a diamond cuff by Anna Hu. And, in 2011, when Anne Hathaway co-hosted the Oscars, she reportedly received $750,000 to wear jewelry from Tiffany & Co. (Someone should really let Tiffany’s know that I’d wear them for free.)

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