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Rent it now: ‘Long Distance Runner’

The French New Wave of the early 1960s is still written about endlessly because the key directors of that movement, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, had such a major influence on Hollywood and
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Bad Movies We Love: ‘Once is Not Enough’

The headline here is a tad deceptive. “Once is Not Enough” is unquestionably bad, but “love” is the wrong word for my feelings about this 1975 Paramount adaptation of the Jacqueline Susann bestseller.
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‘We Believe the Children’: 1980s child abuse hysteria

In the just-published “We Believe the Children” (Public Affairs) n+1 editor Richard Beck takes us back 30 years to that alarming outbreak of hysteria surrounding charges of child abuse in daycare
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‘13,760 Feet’: coming to terms with grief

How does anyone manage to get past the sudden death of the person they love the most? That’s the question at the heart of Mark Berry’s unusually frank and moving memoir, “13,760 Feet,” which follows
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Notes on a preview of Annie Baker’s ‘John’

Time is the fifth character in the new Annie Baker play, “John,” which is set inside a Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast and runs over three hours. The play will officially open next Tuesday night, but has
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‘MI 5’ reasserts Tom Cruise’s star power

Sustaining his movie stardom for more than three decades, Tom Cruise has survived the rise and fall of various Hollywood fads and trends, and some of the worst personal publicity any star has ever
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‘Living Dangerously': Mel Gibson before the fall

Remember those long ago days before Mel Gibson turned into a ranting, drunken, anti-Semitic mess and his career imploded? Today’s kids probably find it hard to believe there was a time when the raspy,
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Wendy Wasserstein’s forgotten romantic comedy

“The Object of My Affection” broke new romantic comedy ground in 1998 with its story of a New York City woman who befriends and then falls in love with a gay man. While this plot might have seemed
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