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Logan Lucky

Watching it is like finding money in the pocket of a coat that you haven’t worn in years.

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Patti Cake$

The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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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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Rehearsing your own prejudices

Spent last week in Boulder, CO, participating in the Conference on World Affairs -- an event that gloriously celebrates the values and principles outlined in this video. It's 9 minutes and 40 seconds that, I hope, illustrate the proposition upon which this blog is founded: critical thinking.

(tip: Andrew Sullivan, whose blog I plugged mercilessly)

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