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Movies by Matt: Ray

2004 will be remembered (at least in cinematic terms) not for the resurgence of the agitprop film (see: Farenheit 9/11, The Corporation) or for magnificent epics (e.g. Troy, or the much-awaited but mostly-likely-disappointing Alexander), but for biographical films, including glimpses at the lives of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, J.M. Barrie, Peter Sellers, Alfred Kinsey, Bobby Darin…

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Grasshopper Night Bounds to Success

“Facebook game!” screamed lavender boa- and periwinkle nightgown-clad School President Daniel Adler ’05 in unison with JeanMarie Gossard ’05, dressed as a Nathan Hale frosh. These two Masters of Ceremonies made good on Adler’s promise to “bring the funny” this past Parents Weekend, leading one of the most entertaining, diverse, and cohesive Grasshopper Nights in…

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Ortiz, Weiss Make History with Senior concertos

Two extraordinary PA seniors made history last Friday night in their performances of concertos which haven’t been successfully performed at Phillips Academy in two decades, according to Instructor of Music William Thomas. Pianist Luis Ortiz ’05 and Cellist Meta Weiss ’05 were “the only two students in the last twenty years of Phillips Academy who…

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Therapy in the Park

Parents’ Weekend is notorious for leaving Phillips Academy’s campus devoid of students. At the most, families stay for the evening they intend to see Grasshopper Night before rushing away for off-campus dining, hotel sleepovers, or, most coveted, weekends at home. The students left behind are often overcome with frustration at having no one to see…

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Movies By Matt: Surviving Christmas

Somebody in marketing for DreamWorks must have had a few too many Stoli martinis at the last office “brainstorm party,” because there is absolutely no way any sober or sane person could convince his or her superiors to distribute a Ben Affleck star-vehicle about Christmas before Halloween. Let me reiterate: before Halloween. The movie (not…

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