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Today in Movie History: October 22

It’s hard to overestimate the impact a movie like Boys Don’t Cry can have over time: not only for giving voice to a vital social movement, but for putting a very human face on it. Hilary Swank vanquished a very crowded field to win the Best Actress Oscar, and the film itself spoke to the harsh realities facing the LGBT community in …

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Today in Movie History: May 22

The summer season traditionally kicked off on Memorial Day weekend, with the pre-planned 600-lb. gorilla du jour grabbing the pole position every year. Unfortunately, that meant a lot of high-end sequels of dubious quality landing in late May: notable more  for failing to meet expectations than advancing whatever the franchise in question was. Yet all of them remain interesting… as cinematic …