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12 Strong

“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.

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The Final Year

A documentary about the final year of foreign policy during the Obama administration, and incidentally about the grim surprises that life sometimes has in store…

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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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My recent losers in the New Yorker cartoon caption contest... (*Sob!)

Yes, I won once, long ago. That's the last of these captions. Right above it is my single best entry. I'm gathering these as a blog entry so you can commend and suggest your own.    

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