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Goat

Any discussion of toxic masculinity, or the ways in which brotherhood in all its forms can get twisted, is likely to be muted by second-guessing…

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The Age of Shadows

At 140 minutes, Kim sometimes loses the rhythm of his spy thriller, but he's such a confident filmmaker—and his leading man such a magnetic presence—that…

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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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I just learned from a reader that somebody has posted some of my Scanners comments about Jonathan Rosenbaum's "Bobby" review (involving his comparisons to "Nashville") under my name at Rosenbaum's blog in the Chicago Reader. I've written to Jonathan to explain that it wasn't me. I may take issue with what somebody writes, but I would never simply double-post my own stuff on their blog. If I had something else to say to them, I'd at least address them directly and write something original in their own comments section. Sheesh.

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