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For Better or For Worse

by Shawn Stone February 13, 2013

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  This wrenching drama about an elderly couple facing illness, physical/mental decline, and, eventually, death, is bracing, heartwarming, alienating and thoroughly unsettling. It’s up for multiple Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film, which ...

Comfort and Joy

by Erin Pihlaja November 20, 2012

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  Almost every summer, the New York Giants head to Albany for training camp. Football fans line the fields to watch the team practice and, afterwards, press their bodies against barricades in the hopes that one ...

Beat The Reaper

by Ann Morrow September 15, 2011

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  The element of suspense in Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s best movie since Traffic, is unseen yet kills thousands of people in a terrifyingly short amount of time. It’s a “novelty virus” with similarities to previous pandemics, ...