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Film, <i>Taking Woodstock</i> does nothing more than recycle the same late-'60s tropes

Taking Woodstock does nothing more than recycle the same late-'60s tropes

"If you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there," the expression goes. And if you were, can you please stop gassing on about it? Aquarian Nostalgia is the most oppressively sanctimonious and dull stripe of reminiscing. Sure, the three free days…
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Film, Ang Lee&#146;s 'Lust, Caution' Needs More, Less

Ang Lee’s 'Lust, Caution' Needs More, Less

"Beautiful" and "cruel" — that's how director Ang Lee describes Eileen Chang's 1979 short story about obsessive love and effortless betrayal in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, a tale upon which Lee has based his epic-length Lust, Caution. Writing in the afterword to…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

The KidWriter-director-actor-producer-editor Eli Rudnick hops on and off a bench,surveying the empty seats in the cozy new cinema on Sherman Street. Our conversation ranges from the false security of conformity to wipes and mattes to Taxi Driver. "I like being…
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