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So Obvious Child's Jenny Slate Walks Into a Bar

3 years ago by Matt Coker
It's not like Obvious Child needs another critical rave at this point. According to the ad in our dead-tree edition, Vanity Fair called the I'll-take-an-abortion-please rom-com "hilarious," Variety offered a first trimester "Uproarious and refreshingly honest" and The Washington Post birthed, "One of the most startlingly honest romantic comedies to...
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A Rom-Com of One's Own

3 years ago by Inkoo Kang
When first-time director Gillian Robespierre's festival favorite Obvious Child makes its theatrical debut in June, it could herald the sweetest, funniest, most unassuming cinematic revolution in years. Starring former Saturday Night Live bit player Jenny Slate in a ravishing star turn, the romantic comedy quickly caught attention at Sundance for...
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The Choice That Dare Not Speak Its Name

3 years ago by Amy Nicholson
For all the FOX News fearmongering that Hollywood is out to indoctrinate those of us with liberal values, when it comes to pregnancy, the movies have for years been curiously conservative. If a woman gets knocked up, she either loses the baby by accident (cue waterworks) or carries it to...
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When it comes to pregnancy, the movies have for years been curiously conservative. If a woman gets knocked up, she either loses the baby by accident (cue waterworks) or carries it to term (cue hijinks). Abortion, an option chosen by one in three nonfictional women, is verboten.However, Obvious Child star and real-life comedian Jenny Slate isn't...
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NBFF Forever!

3 years ago by Matt Coker
Years ago, as a volunteer screener for the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), I would arrive at the office of what would evolve into the premier cultural event in Orange County and pick up a gift bag filled with VHF tapes of indie and no-budget films being considered for the...

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