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30 Jun 2015 // 9:15 AM

Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But years before that 5-4 decision, film and TV helped spur Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians.

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‘Eden’ Spins a Poetic Tale of France’s Early Electronic Music Scene

Eden is a rare film scaled both big and small, paying close attention to tiny details of emotional development and the larger forces working to shape them.

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‘Out in the Night’: Visibility As Survival Strategy

Out in the Night also argues for visibility, for being out, for claiming an identity and especially, the right to have that identity.

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22 Jun 2015 // 11:54 AM

‘Inside Out’, ‘The Matrix’ and More: Ranking Cinema’s Notable Head Trips

We’ve collected seven notable mental movies and rated them on a scale of 1-10, from the ones that handle the challenges sharply to those that are, well, just noodling.

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19 Jun 2015 // 9:47 AM

Inside One Electronic Music Fan’s ‘Eden’

A pop saga told from the inside that conveys considerable information about subjects such as the differences between techno, house and garage music, Hansen-Love’s gifts bring Eden to another level.

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Lewis Black Gives Voice to Anger in Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

The eruption of exasperation and disgust that Lew Black brings to his stand-up comedy has made him the face of anger in entertainment.

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The Comedy-Drama ‘Dope’ Defies ‘Black Film’ Expectations

Part Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, part Boyz n the Hood, Dope doesn’t fit neatly into any particular marketing niche — and that was always director and writer Rick Famuyiwa’s intention.

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Watch the First Trailer for ‘The Peanuts Movie’ (video)

A new film adaptation of Charles Schultz' beloved classic of the Sunday funnies will arrive in theatres just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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‘Jurassic World’ Opening: How Does It Compare With Other Smashes?

Jurassic World is undeniably a massive hit, notching $208.8 million for the biggest domestic opening-weekend performance of all time.

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Audition Tapes of the Famous: An Entertaining Moral Gray Area

Many of these celebrities employ entire armies to manage their public images; the fact that these audition videos remain available for public consumption suggests they don’t seem to mind so much.

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