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The Guilty

With its single setting and real-time story, The Guilty is a brilliant genre exercise, a cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make…

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Halloween

Do you know the biggest sin of the new Halloween? It’s just not scary. And that’s one thing you could never say about the original.

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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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