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Projecting Talent Onto Criminals

Projecting Talent Onto Criminals

Are criminals in real life ever even one-tenth as fascinating as they are in...

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Twilight of the Übermensch

Twilight of the Übermensch

You probably haven’t heard of Get the Gringo, a recent Lethal Weapon-like action...

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Roseanne Barr & The Comeback That Never Came

Roseanne Barr & The Comeback That Never Came

I’m so old, I remember when Ellen DeGeneres was straight; Rosie O’Donnell...

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Mr. Toback, I’m Ready for My Close-Up

Mr. Toback, I’m Ready for My Close-Up

“Sorry, I’m in makeup; if it’s something important, call my agent, Israel...

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Comedy That Never Forgets

Comedy That Never Forgets

The Dictator is Sacha Baron Cohen’s fourth and—surprisingly—funniest movie,...

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Dark Shadows: Not Gay, Just Fey

Dark Shadows: Not Gay, Just Fey

In Tom Stoppard’s 1982 drama The Real Thing, a middle-aged playwright and his...

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The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

It was a bad weekend for Nicolas “The American in Paris” Sarkozy but a great...

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Mortal Combat From a Feminine Perspective

Mortal Combat From a Feminine Perspective

As female authors increasingly dominate popular fiction, they are confronted with...

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Return of the WASP Woody Allen

Return of the WASP Woody Allen

Metropolitan, the 1990 dramedy about a group of chivalrous preppies whose...

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Tehran Comes to Hollywood

Tehran Comes to Hollywood

The Iranian film A Separation, a domestic drama-turned-courtroom mystery, is among...

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The Not-so-Great Dictator

The Not-so-Great Dictator

So Jewish people don’t run Hollywood after all? That was my first snarky...

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Goodbye, Mr. Chimps

Goodbye, Mr. Chimps

Although future behavioral taboos are notoriously hard to predict, it’s clear...

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The Fires This Time

The Fires This Time

The New Year literally blazed into Los Angeles with dozens of fires set over...

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The Boss Wears Pumps

The Boss Wears Pumps

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher won the first of her three terms as Britain’s prime...

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