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Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.

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Trashy, goofy, and surprisingly sincere, this superhero fantasy is better than you expect but not as good as it should be.

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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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He lives in Detroit, in the old Packard plant

Part of the "This Must Be the Place" series of The Atlantic. URL leads to all entries in the series. Thanks to Jana J.Monji, who writes me: "I used to live in a loft space from a former factory but that was in Pasadena and not Detroit (and my place was a bit neater) than this."

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