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Westerns

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On March 4, 2005
To return to a discussion of a couple of weeks ago, this is pretty cool. Obviously, tonight’s double feature is a no-brainer, and ditto Treasure of the Sierra Madre (which I prefer to The Searchers), but I’ve actually only seen a fraction of the remaining films. So, what should my priorities be?

Wanker of the Millenium

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On March 2, 2005
Not exactly shorter Glenn Reynolds: “You lefties complained when I generalized the three-year old ravings of an obscure college professor as representing ‘the Left.’ But now I have found a group of college students in favor of free speech, so you must all feel pretty stupid now!”

Less than Zero

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On March 2, 2005
The article on CNN that Atrios linked to also contained this: MSNBC declined 15% overall and 14% in primetime, while financial news channel CNBC declined 23% overall and 42% in primetime. It’s hard to understand how Dennis Miller’s ratings could be getting worse. (OK, I guess it’s not entirely Miller–CNBC apparently has a show called “The Big Idea With […]

Backlash

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On February 28, 2005
No, not another abortion post–that will be later today. Instead, so that it doesn’t clutter up my 10-best list, a quick note about one of the best pictures of the year. Sideways, now facing a severe backlash. In light of this, I saw it a second time with as much feminist guilt as I could muster. And […]

Scorsese

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On February 27, 2005

Wow, what a kick in the teeth. While marginally better than the overrated Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator was minor Scorsese; we’re not talking 1980 or 1990 here. But given the number of awa

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