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Film, Shiksa vs. Jew

Shiksa vs. Jew

If Joaquin Phoenix, who plays a lovelorn bachelor in James Gray's Two Lovers, were 12 years old, the movie might make a touching, if not noticeably fresh, romantic drama for tweens. Not that adults don't nurse unhealthy crushes and regress…
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Calendar, Night&Day Two Lovers

Two Lovers

If Joaquin Phoenix, who plays a lovelorn bachelor in James Gray's Two Lovers, were 12 years old, the movie might make a touching romantic drama for tweens. Not that adults don't regress madly under the pressure of hopeless infatuation. But…
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Film, Film Feature <i>Presenting the only Cannes awards that really matter: Ours.</i>

Presenting the only Cannes awards that really matter: Ours.

CANNES, France—The competition for the Palme d'Or is ongoing as I write, but the story of the 61st Cannes Film Festival is Steven Soderbergh's two-part, four-and-a-half-hour Che—an epic non-biopic that might well have been approved by Roberto Rossellini, envied by…
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Film, Lumet Lite

Lumet Lite

Any moviemaker who ventures into the sewers of New York City corruption will find Sidney Lumet's wet footprints. In classics like The Pawnbroker, Serpico, and Q&A, this streetwise film master has explored, among other things, individual morality in the face…
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