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Living In: Flashdance

Some of the best things, in my opinion, are underrated. Case in point: the epic, jaw-droppingly over-the-top camp classic Flashdance. When this precursor to all the dance movies of recent years hit the big screen in 1983, it was almost universally panned by critics, written off as brainless, overly-glitzy Hollywood dreck. The film, set in a…

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Thursday March 20th, 2014

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10 Style Icons in the Movies

This winter has me burning through Netflix like there’s no tomorrow. And even though March sounds like spring, it sure doesn’t feel like spring. I love a good documentary. You’re watching a movie and learning – win/win. So I decided to pull out some of my favorite movies that feature a style icon. (Note: This…

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Thursday February 20th, 2014

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Living In: Valentin

For the past six months, I’ve been on a quest to change my monolinguistic status. (Let’s just say that’s a little easier said than done.) But I have been wearing out the Spanish language movie options on Netflix, which is how I stumbled upon this gem. I’ve already watched this Argentinian film three times and it…

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Thursday January 30th, 2014

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Embrace the Snow: 10 Winter Movies

The polar vortex has turned me into a weather bore. I can’t seem to help myself – the weather is all I want to talk complain about. (No joke. I groaned yesterday morning when I saw that it had snowed again). In an effort to get myself out of my winter bad mood (and due…

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Tuesday November 12th, 2013

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Living In: Welcome To the Dollhouse


Todd Solondz’ classic film Welcome To The Dollhouse may wear an R Rating and come packaged as satire, but its subject matter —the awkward world of junior high school—is depicted with more truth and authenticity than many of its PG-13 teenybopper peers. Centered around a gangly, socially awkward girl (played by a brilliantly cast Heather Matarazzo),…

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Wednesday October 30th, 2013

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Living In: American Horror Story Coven

Forget about Breaking Bad, Mad Men, or The Wire—season after season, I maintain that American Horror Story is the greatest show ever to have graced the small screen. As an avid horror fan, the anthology-style series fulfills pretty much all of my entertainment requirements—it’s got blood, guts, ghosts, devilishly dark humor, and, most importantly, JESSICA LANGE…

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Tuesday October 15th, 2013

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Living In: Sleepy Hollow

Okay—I’ve got a major bomb to drop. I’m not really all that into Tim Burton movies. I Know— something is clearly wrong with me. What kind of red-blooded American am I? What sort of human being can deny the sheer brilliance and artistic genius of Mr. Tim Burton? Me, apparently. I can absolutely see why everybody…

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Tuesday September 17th, 2013

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Living In: Igby Goes Down

When I was trying to think of a movie that reminded me of fall, the first thing I thought of was “You’ve Got Mail”. But it turns out we’ve already done that movie. Then I thought of “When Harry Met Sally”. Already done. “Hannah and Her Sisters”? Done. “Annie Hall”? Nailed it. During her tenure…

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Tuesday September 10th, 2013

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Living In: The Women

If you live in New York City, you’ve likely witnessed the models filling up subway cars, aspiring fashionistas dressing to impress street photographers like Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman, and a general sense of heightened energy in the air—all signs that, once again, it’s fashion week! While there are a number of films that exemplify…

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Tuesday September 3rd, 2013

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Living In The Video: Baby One More Time

Although the official start to fall is weeks away, the beginning of September always seems to be the symbolic end of summer. On the street, the sound of rickety bicycles and street hockey games is exchanged for the squeaking of yellow school buses. In the supermarket, the cherries and strawberries of months prior are swapped…

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Tuesday August 20th, 2013

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Living In: The OC

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The O.C, or what many millennials might argue is (possibly) THE BEST TEEN SHOW OF ALL TIME. While it only lasted a measly four seasons (the last of which barely even counts), the O.C. introduced a generation to some of the greatest things ever to grace the small screen. Namely,…

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Tuesday August 13th, 2013

Tuesday August 6th, 2013

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Living In: The Motorcycle Diaries

There are numerous reasons why one might want to travel—to taste new foods, to explore natural wonders, to escape from the law—but long-term travel often comes with one universal outcome: self discovery. Divorced from one’s comfort zone and thrust into uncharted territories, the traveler is often forced to expand his knowledge and definition of self….

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Tuesday July 30th, 2013

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Living In: I Heart Huckabees

Normally when I write a Living-In post, I might write a brief synopsis of the film I’m covering. That seems a little bit tricky with I Heart Huckabees, though, because the oftentimes surreal film tends to defy description. One of my all-time favorite films, Huckabees is a self-described “existential comedy”—a ridiculous, frenetic exploration of opposed philosophical viewpoints through…

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Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

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Living In: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Summer is probably the best time to indulge in some good ol’ B-Movies—especially if it’s outdoors, with a projector under the stars. While any sort of movie is great for outdoor film viewing, schlocky camp ones seem particularly suited to this type of venue. They’re lighthearted, filled with cheap (yet excellent) thrills, and often overflowing…

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Tuesday July 16th, 2013

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Living In: Ghost World

I first saw Ghost World when I was entering my freshman year of high school and, in retrospect, it was the perfect film to usher in that period of my life. Based on the Daniel Clowes comic of the same name, the film centers around Enid (Thora Birch), a sarcastic, slightly misanthropic artist during the summer…

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Tuesday July 9th, 2013

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Living In: The Baby-Sitters Club

It’s no secret that we love us some Biz Ladies. So, for today’s Living In, we decided it would be great to highlight some of our own favorite (and fictional) high-powered businesswomen: Kristi, Claudia, Mary-Anne, Stacey, Dawn, Mallory, and Jessi—otherwise known as The Baby-Sitters Club! Although I never read the wildly popular late-80s novels by Ann M….

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Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

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Living In: Crooklyn

Over the past few weeks, the Living In column has featured some of my all-time favorite summer films—from Now & Then to The Sandlot. Although these movies are near-and-dear to my own heart, they all harken back to very specific moments of the American past—midcentury suburban summers filled with small-town romance, little league games, and…

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Tuesday June 25th, 2013

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Living In: The Sandlot

Whenever I re-watch movies I loved as a child, I often find myself disappointed. Although I loved them when I was ten, for some reason, when I return to them, they seem to have lost a bit of their humor, life, and magic. This, however, has never been the case with The Sandlot. I first…

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