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Film, <i>Limitless</i>: Pill Makes You Smart, Movie Makes You Dumb

Limitless: Pill Makes You Smart, Movie Makes You Dumb

A gleeful celebration of nonstop doping, Limitless offers up a dim Better Living Through Chemistry fantasy that refuses to rain on its own pill-popping parade. With long, disheveled locks and matching facial scruff, novelist Eddie (Bradley Cooper) struggles with writer's…
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Film, Practical Magic

Practical Magic

If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing the harmonic structure of serious music, but he is also getting his head seriously…
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