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  • 'End of the Tour' trailer: Jason Segel takes on David Foster Wallace

    'End of the Tour' trailer: Jason Segel takes on David Foster Wallace
    The late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace is best remembered for writing "Infinite Jest," a sprawling 1,079-page opus full of ironic wit and dynamic, digressive prose.
  • What presidential hopefuls say in commencement speeches

    Commencement speeches are tricky, especially for politicians running for office. Right off the bat, candidates can find themselves at a disadvantage in terms of winning over an audience by virtue of the fact that they are not actors, comedians or famous...

    There's much more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

    When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will...

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing
    The movie site Fandango recently checked in with its massive audience base to see what the summer's most anticipated film might be. It probably won't be a surprise that the winner was "Avengers: Age of Ultron," coming to thousands of theaters in just a...

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture
    Should film critics run their own film festivals? I'm conflicted on this one. The practicalities feel a little gummy, a little sticky, but many say the results are worth it. It's the right time to ask the question, whichever side of the rapidly...