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It Takes a Worried Man

by Shawn Stone January 16, 2014

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  Folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is having a bad week. A really bad week. The Coen brothers’ latest film opens with the title character giving an excellent performance of a moving, traditional folk ballad ...

Dream On

by Shawn Stone May 15, 2013

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  This is not the “hip-hop Great Gatsby.” Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “great American novel” is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original. Yes, Luhrmann takes certain liberties with the text and adds ...

Sex Negative

by John Rodat January 26, 2012

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Steve McQueen’s Shame might be as good as its hype—if, that is, you’re willing to accept certain prejudices about promiscuity or sexual behavior, generally. There are explicit indications that the lead character, Brandon (Michael Fassbender), and ...

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