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Dining, Eat I'd Like to Thank the Ground Beef

I'd Like to Thank the Ground Beef

I don't watch a whole lot of the Food Network, despite an obvious affinity for its subject matter. And it's not because I don't watch a whole lot of TV; I do, much to my surprise. I blame TiVo, and…
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Film, Like Hell

Like Hell

It's more than a little appropriate -- or ironic, or coincidental, or sheer bad luck -- that Paul Schrader's Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist finds itself in theaters the same weekend as Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the…
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Film, From Major to Minor

From Major to Minor

To understand this most tumultuous year in film, over which loomed the ghost of a blessed messiah and the shadow of an accursed pariah, turn your eyes from the movie screen and look to the bookshelf. There you will find…
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Of Vice and Men

Once upon a time, about 30 years ago, Hollywood films were less about grabbing a big opening weekend gross than they were about challenging audiences with dark and adventurous themes. To many this period now seems like a golden age,…
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