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"Karvonen headed for the platform..."

Note: This post is the twenty-seventh installment in my author’s commentary for City of Exiles, covering Chapter 26. You can read the earlier installments  956 more words

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What Scarlett Johansson's New Movie 'Under the Skin' Tells Us About Her Gross 'New Yorker' Profile

Late last month, The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane wrote a profile of Scarlett Johansson. Maybe you heard about it; if you did, it was probably not in terribly complimentary terms. 920 more words

Film

Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Academy Awards Edition

The best approach to take to tonight’s blitzkrieg of hype, blather, nonsense, tears, bad jokes, and long strange stretches of awkward silences—we’re speaking, of course, of the 86th Academy Awards—might be that proffered by… 544 more words

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WORD XXIII: ANTHONY LANE

I would pay a lot of money to see this movie with a vegetarian.

–Anthony Lane reviewing “Braveheart”, The New Yorker, June 5, 1995.

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