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Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is a film that, as a fan of the series, I kept trying to like. It just wouldn’t let me.

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Can We Take a Joke?

A documentary about the supposedly chilling effect of political correctness on comedy, neither insightful nor funny.

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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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Genital Koons

When I first saw the green penis right in the middle of the Fifth Anniversary Issue of The New York Times Style Magazine, I wonder who thought they were getting away with something. Then I saw the credit at the bottom of the cover: "Artwork by Jeff Koons." That explains it. (Detail below...)

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