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Wednesday, August 20 2014

'I'm Not a Teacher, But I Play One in the Movies': The Movie Teacher Myths

Movies create iconic, mythical teacher figures who, in two or so hours, do both more harm and more good than any actual human could achieve in a lifetime.


Monday, May 2 2011

Summer Movie Preview: June 2011

The return of everyone's favorite mutants, the arrival of an intergalactic peacekeeper, and some guy with a bunch of birds marks June's idea of sunny Summer fun.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 18 2011

'Bad Teacher', Good Job

The filmmakers don't frame Elizabeth as stupid so much as possessing a particular taste for booze, junk food, expensive shoes, and bitchery; Diaz plays her as a popular girl gone to seed.


Thursday, June 23 2011

'Bad Teacher': Been There

As you come to the movie's gooey center, you're also reminded that this summer's ostensible new movie idea -- girls as alternating objects-subjects of raunchy comedies -- is less than new.


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