Matt Zakosek

CONTRIBUTIONS

UT veteran goes pro with Nightmare-ish tale of love

Fourth-year TAPS major Augie Praley gets his break at Gorilla Tango Theatre.

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January 23, 2009

Top 5 Films of 2008

The movies that moved us in 2008.

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January 9, 2009

Milk tells powerful story, but doesn't reduce Harvey to a figurehead

Under the expert direction of Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn paints a portrait of a complicated man in volatile times.

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December 2, 2008

Swept under the rug no longer

Obama did not have to mention gay people in his first speech as president-elect. This gay person, for one, would have given him a pass, and I’m sure pundits from Andrew Sullivan to Perez Hilton would have followed suit. But he did mention us.

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November 7, 2008

A-list stars take backseat to supporting actors

Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio may be the marquee names, but Body of Lies belongs to two other performers: Mark Strong and Golshifteh Farahani.

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October 10, 2008

Media satire shows how to lose fans and alienate audiences

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People opens with a young man equating Hollywood to Shangri-La.

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October 4, 2008

With Nick and Norah, it’s love at first ringtone

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is bound to get a lot of flak for being a Juno knockoff.

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October 4, 2008

City Art

Chicago is one of the world's most vibrant artistic cities

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September 25, 2008

Harold and Kumar return, still stoned and savvy

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April 24, 2008

Hostel influence can’t spoil Ruins’s B-movie charm

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April 8, 2008