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A Light Beneath Their Feet

Rarely have the dynamics of a loving yet unhealthy relationship been explored with such tenderness and insight.

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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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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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My entry in the #373rd New Yorker cartoon caption contest

Click here to enter this week's contest.

A group of my losing entriesplus my one Winner, and the entry the cartoon editor said online that he liked but it didn't quite clear the bar on New Yorker's taste standards.

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