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The Handmaiden

A dazzling story of love, obsession, con artistry and revenge, directed by a modern master.


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

It’s a pity that Jack Reacher: Never Go Back fails to support Cruise and his costars, all of whom are acting as if their lives…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Every single drink in "Mad Men"

Speaking as a person with some experience with alcohol, I watch "Mad Men" with incredulity. The characters typically take their booze neat, usually at two fingers to a glass, and seem to start well before lunch. Yet there is surprisingly little drunkenness. Yes, an occasional character may throw up or urinate during a presentation, but Don Draper, in particular, seems to have a hollow leg.

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