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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel Brooklyn, about a young Irishwoman coming of age in the 1950's, who trades the elusive pot of gold for America's streets paved with gold, is both universal and timeless. When writer Nick Hornby, best known for penning…
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Film, <i>Extraordinary Measures</i>: Harrison Ford is nothing if not useful

Extraordinary Measures: Harrison Ford is nothing if not useful

Extraordinary Measures is a race-against-time thriller in which a desperate dad (Brendan Fraser) sacrifices everything to cure a rare disease that is seconds away from killing his kids. Extraordinary Measures is also a heartwarming tale about a disgruntled doc (Harrison…
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Film, About a Boy

About a Boy

"So fuckin' delicate, people ... they die so easily," says a supporting character to the titular Boy A, whose barely audible two-word reply — "She didn't" — collapses his violent past into his remorseful present with offhand poignancy. Boy A…
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Murder, in Shades of Gray

Where can Batman and Boy A possibly converge? At the intersection of Michael Caine. The actor may be the hardest-working compulsive in show business, but he knows enough to put director John Crowley on hold when a Dark Knight calls.…
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