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Notes on “Rocco”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Rocco,” sex performer Rocco Siffredi presents himself as a porno Man of Sorrows. The camera ruefully venerates him, as do the young women he “breaks” on camera. The picture opens with a languorous close-up of … Continue reading

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All the Fine Pleasures of Life

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I liked Hubert Woroniecki’s documentary on Elite Modeling kingpin John Casablancas, particularly the subject’s reflections on life, beauty, sex, and leisure. It’s based on voice recordings Casablancas made prior to his death, so it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Notes on “Eight Days a Week”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Eight Days a Week,” Ron Howard’s new documentary on the Beatles’ touring years, isn’t anything new, and yet it caused me to see its subject in a new light. Like similar works it uses the Beatles as a … Continue reading

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Rory Stewart’s “Afghanistan: The Great Game”

Paleo Retiree writes: Really good. This two episode British doc is billed as “a personal view” by Rory Stewart — in other words, it isn’t a wannabe-objective news feature. But it supplies a lot of worthwhile and interesting information anyway. If … Continue reading

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Noma Two Ways

Paleo Retiree writes: I recently watched and enjoyed “Noma: My Perfect Storm,” Pierre Deschamp’s documentary about René Redzepi, the brilliant chef behind Noma, an avant-garde Copenhagen restaurant that’s often been called the best restaurant in the world. Inspired and curious, … Continue reading

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“Weiner”

Paleo Retiree writes: Thanks to the brouhaha about Anthony Weiner these past couple of weeks, I’ve let myself get fascinated by the case. My verdict on the guy: Anthony Weiner is almost certainly someone who in person would strike me … Continue reading

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“I, Psychopath” and “God’s Angry Man”

Paleo Retiree writes: Have you run into Sam Vaknin? He’s quite a phenomenon. Vaknin is a self-described narcissist who has, primarily online, made a name for himself as an expert on narcissism. Hundreds of thousands of people have watched his … Continue reading

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