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“Elle”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Over the last 20 years Paul Verhoeven has displayed a fascination for put-through-the-wringer women. He likes their defiant glamour and their steadfastness in the face of chaos. In “Showgirls,” “Black Book,” and now “Elle” one has … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Pressers

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Notes on “Sully”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Perhaps it took an older director, and one with the conservative impulses of Clint Eastwood, to make the story of Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger into a movie about the heroism of dutifulness. Though “Sully” is set in … Continue reading

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Movie Posters: Three Deneuves

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What is it about Catherine Deneuve that prompts desecration? It sometimes seemed as though her directors needed to spoil her in order to properly venerate her. Perhaps it’s the placid opaqueness of her beauty that encouraged … Continue reading

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“Cafe Society”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found “Cafe Society” to be the most affecting Woody Allen movie of recent years. It’s a soft-shoe over and around Allen’s accustomed themes and obsessions that — miraculously — never stumbles into triteness or predictability. Allen’s hero, Bobby, … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Intros

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Couldn’t Do It Today

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