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  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Not every homo sapiens who sees Project Nim will be moved to pledge membership in PETA. Still, this documentary biopic of the ’70s chimp picked to endure an “experiment” in simian sign language and general neglect pulls human hea...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Playing an emotionally asphyxiated illustrator whose cancer-stricken dad comes out of the closet at age 75, Ewan McGregor looks positively yummy in Beginners, a gay-is-okay dramedy from the distributor that brought us The Kids Are All Right. In fa...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Agreeing at the insistence of a Corsican mob boss to suck and slash a fellow inmate, newly jailed Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim)—poor, illiterate, a “dirty Arab” in the prison’s racist pecking order—gets what’s ...

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just . . . old

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    How the Americans fared at Cannes

  • 9 years ago | Film and TV

    Ferraras beloved New York, this time via Rome

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