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Michael Gold


Review: Tree of Life

Malick's latest lives up to the hype

Guilty Pleasure: St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

In five days, Penn’s seniors will have their last day of college classes.

Review: The Conspirator

Sometimes it’s better to leave the past behind.

Beanbag Bliss

In case you find some downtime in between the mimosa–filled morning bashes and drunkorexic downtowns of the evening this weekend, Street beckons you to pull up a beanbag chair and turn on, tune in and drop out.

Welcome to Quakerwood

Though West Philadelphia is hardly Hollywood, Penn hosts a thriving student film scene. Just look no further than this year’s iteration of the College Houses Film Festival, held March 21–24.

Review: Win Win

Superb script and cast make for a stellar comedy.

Erotic Encounters

A look at what drives students to enter the sex industry.

Metropolitan Masterpiece

With a number of mediocre sequels and insipid, CGI–ridden genre films on the horizon, it’s no surprise that audiences everywhere are hankering for the original, thought–provoking cinema of yore.

It Should Have Been You

It’s a pity that some of the year’s best efforts go unrewarded at the Academy Awards. Street pays tribute to the lost work this year and calls out the nominees who don’t deserve to be there.

How To Win Your Oscar Pool

Spoiler Alert: Go for the technical categories

Sports Movie Playoffs Bracket

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Deja Vu: Welcome to the Taco Bell

Oh, Taco Bell. First, there was the incessant rumor that the company turned its beloved mascot into a chalupa.

Word on the Street: Netflix Has Taken Over

It all started out so innocently.

The Ins and Outs of 2011

If there is one lesson film critics learned in 2010, it was that bad movies can’t be masked by 3D glasses or devoted comic book fans.

Defibrillator: "Jackie Brown" (1997)

There’s a vocal group of film buffs that insists that Quentin Tarantino has never made a movie better than Jackie Brown. And as soon as you see the film’s opening sequence, it becomes hard to disagree.

Guilty Pleasure: Troop Beverley Hills (1989)

With its celebration of ’80s-style overindulgence and superficial consumerism, Troop Beverly Hills is just the film to combat those recessionista blues. Following her husband’s request for a divorce, materialistic socialite Phyllis Nefler (Shelley Long) plunges into her role as the leader of her daughter Hannah’s (Jenny Lewis long before Rilo Kiley) Wilderness Girls troop.

Exposing Anna

Street: What led you to make a documentary about Vogue and Anna Wintour? Cutler: Anna is this extraordinary cultural figure.

In Vogue

Director R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue is a fly-on-the-wall look into the life of the elusive Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

British Satire Comes Stateside

If Monty Python wasn’t evidence enough, In The Loop is proof that the Brits are comedic geniuses.


With seven French Academy Awards to its name, Seraphine might be the year’s most honored film.
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