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‘An Obvious Fact’: Longmire rides again

Today, Viking is publishing the twelfth novel in Craig Johnson’s wonderful Longmire series – “An Obvious Fact” – and it once again demonstrates a perfect mix of setting and characters in a mystery
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‘Alfred the Great’: a counterculture epic

David Hemmings was part of a wave of new British film stars during the 1960s. Unlike the many Australians who have established themselves in movies recently – Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth et al –
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The good old days of Cold War paranoia

The 1970s are often cited as the heyday of the paranoid thriller — thanks to “The Parallax View” (1974) and “Three Days of the Condor” (1975) and a few other key titles — but the genre really started
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Bad Movies We Love: ‘Modesty Blaise’

You might have to have been around in the 1960s to get as much of a kick from “Modesty Blaise” as I do. The movie arrived in 1966 — smack in the middle of the pop cultural hysteria triggered by the
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Rent it now: sexually unconventional ‘Adore’

In this country, the Australian-French co-production “Adore” debuted simultaneously in a handful of theaters and as an on-demand title from many of the cable and Internet download services (I watched
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‘First Monday’: Met fashion gala examined

Andrew Rossi followed up his widely acclaimed 2011 New York Times documentary “Page One” with last spring’s “First Monday in May,” a behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s
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The return of Philip Roth movies

2016 has been a pretty bad year for movies so far, but there is one encouraging mini-trend – the return of film adaptations of Philip Roth stories. The beautifully produced “Indignation” (above) is
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‘TV (The Book)’: picking the 100 best shows

Today, Grand Central Publishing is releasing “(TV) The Book” by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, and it is sure to trigger arguments over the two critics’ choices of the 100 best shows in the