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Screening Room: 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

A young boy with one eye and a magical way with his guitar. A monkey sage with a wicked sneer. A giant beetle samurai. Moon gods and legend and beautiful vistas. 129 more words

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Screening Room: 'A Touch of Zen'

In 1971, former martial-arts director King Hu embarked on an epic reimagination of what the genre would look like. The three-hour A Touch of Zen… 181 more words

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Quote of the Day: Money and Happiness

In London’s pseudo-newspaper The Telegraph last January, for an article on personal finance, the interviewer asked Monty Python’s Eric Idle whether money can make you happy. 15 more words

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Rewind: 'Winter Soldier'

In early 1971, a group of Vietnam veterans (future senator and Secretary of State John Kerry among them) gave several days of public testimony about the atrocities they had witnessed or, in some cases, participated in during the war. 160 more words

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Rewind: Bill Murray's Moonage Daydream in 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'

As the first in an occasional set of posts that look to some great (or even not so great) films from years or even decades ago that are worth going back to revisit, let’s start off with a real gem: Wes Anderson’s Bowie dream of a Bill Murray acid trip,  94 more words

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Screening Room: Human and Machine in 'Ex Machina'

Theaters were full of science fiction this year. However, it was mostly of the post-apocalyptic YA (Hunger Games) or space opera (Star Wars) variety. Alex Garland’s  158 more words

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