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How to Fix a Drug Scandal

Rarely have I been more frustrated by a documentary production’s formal choices and how they interfere with the engaging content of the story they’re trying…

Vivarium

Vivarium isn’t a fun watch, and not just because it’s generally claustrophobic and insistently bleak.

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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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Best Mel Gibson joke yet

One person's public relations screw-up is another's inspiration. This mash-up (on YouTube and iFilm) is the most inspired thing to come out of Mel's sordid episode.

(tip: David Poland, a mensch among men)

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