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A Spoonful of Sugar

by Laura Leon January 2, 2014

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  Most people of a certain age recall their first time seeing Mary Poppins, the Disney confection about a brisk and no-nonsense nanny who tightens up the Banks family ship before departing on a favorable wind ...

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The Celebrity Report: Haiku

by John Rodat November 13, 2013

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  His kimono flows. David Bowie loves ping pong. Iman won’t play him.   The chips and snacks aisle: A roadie buys Funyons. Lady Gaga smiles.   No, Donald Glover is not the child of Danny. Nor Corey’s either.   Tom Hanks hates the mail. So many flyers for ...

American Hero

by Laura Leon October 17, 2013

  There’s a game of wits at the heart of Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’ biopic about the ship captain of the Maersk Alabama who gained fame for keeping a cool head amid a potentially deadly Somali ...

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Do It Again (and Again)

by Shawn Stone November 1, 2012

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  This cinematic lollapalooza from Run Lola Run’s Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis of Matrix fame is ambitious beyond any film in recent memory. Sprawling over three hours, Cloud Atlas tells six stories, spanning hundreds of ...

Going Nowhere

by Laura Leon January 26, 2012

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The ridiculous notion that there’s such a thing as closure drives so much of our pop culture that’s it difficult to find anybody willing to admit that, for some things, there just isn’t any pat ...