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Friday, December 17, 2010

The constricted worldview of Tiny Furniture

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Joe Anderson/ IFCLena Dunham (left) as Aura and Jemima Kirke as Charlotte Tiny FurnitureTwo starsOpens Friday at Colony Theater In her debut feature, Tiny Furniture, writer-director-star Lena Dunham plays Aura, a recent college graduate (from a college in Ohio, presumably Oberlin, where Dunham went) who moves back into the huge Tribeca loft of her successful artist mother after breaking up with her college boyfriend. She’s not getting along with her 17-year-old sister Nadine (Grace Dunham, real-life sister of the filmmaker, deadpan and amusing), who excels academically and thinks Aura is kind of a loser. To make matters worse, she’s not...

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The "legacy" of TRON is real: Looking back at a ground-breaking movie

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 10:08 AM

DisneyJeff Bridges returns to TRONThe one thing you need to know about TRON: It isn’t a great movie, but it’s an important one. Released in the summer of 1982, at the end of the first computer game boom, TRON tried to plug into the immense popularity of video arcades. The plot, such as it is, follows Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a software programmer whose game designs have been stolen by an unscrupulous tech exec. When Flynn breaks into the corporate mainframe looking for proof, the computer’s Master Control Program abducts Flynn, digitizing him and forcing him to fight in the very...

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