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The Man Who Knew Infinity

An account of a remarkable person should strive to be as equally remarkable as its subject, not the timid and tidy boilerplate special of a…

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Sin Alas

Sin Alas has a lot going on, both plot-wise and stylistically, and it often gets quite theatrical, but the overall effect is that of a…

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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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The Onion sold to Chinese

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The Onion again proves superiority to American media. Important stories include:

Well, I've Sold The Paper To The Chinese

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Potato-Faced Youngster Lauded For Memorizing Primitive 26-Character Alphabet

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Why Did No One Inform Us Of The Imminent Death Of The American Newspaper Industry?

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