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Tom Hanks Plays Santa for Broken Grownups

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Hothead Mogul v Hothead Mogul in Race Car Drama

Movies: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

In the highly unlikely event you haven’t been subjected to every talk show in America helping publicize the new Matt Damon/Christian Bale, um, vehicle, a film called “Ford v Ferrari,”  I offer up a subhead that tells you what this movie’s about: Hotheaded American Automotive Mogul Feels Disrespected by Equally Hotheaded Italian Automotive Mogul Then Spends Millions Exacting Revenge All While Various and Sundry Engineers, Designers and Drivers Spice Up the Action and Intrigue With Their Own Outsize Personalities.

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Upstairs, Downstairs In South Korea

Movies: ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon Ho’s film “Parasite,” the Palme D’Or winner at Cannes, is the first movie in a long time that made me forget I was supposed to be taking notes. 

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FilmColumbia: No Red Carpets, Just Good Films

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An Interview With Co-founder Laurence Kardish
FilmColumbia — aka the Columbia County film festival — was started 20 years ago by Peter Biskind and Laurence Kardish, who continue as co-artistic directors. Kardish, who goes by Larry, is senior curator emeritus for film and media at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. I spoke to him last week by phone.
 
Compass: How did the festival get started?

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‘Mindhunter,’ Series Two: Hard Not To Binge

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The second series of “Mindhunter,” the Netflix show about the FBI’s initial attempts at developing the profiling of serial killers, starts off right where the first series left off. Senior agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) is jetting off to rescue wunderkind agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), who had a bad panic attack when he was physically embraced by the immense (and immensely verbose) serial killer Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton).

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A Tribute To a Local Treasure

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A Whole Season of ‘Downton Abbey’ In One Go

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What do you really want from your “Downton Abbey” movie? A nice visit with those charming characters you came to love, some batty plotlines, romance, lots of drooling shots of gorgeous clothing, manor houses and rolling lawns and, why not, some royalty? And what don’t you want? Stories that drag on and on for a season or longer, forcing you to sit in jail with a droopy-eyed servant accused of a terrible crime, week after week. 

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A Perfectly Good Movie Gets a Remake — Why?

Movies: ‘After the Wedding’

This movie has all of the elements of a successful soap opera except amnesia, a split personality played by the same actress, twins separated at birth or a plane crash that requires plastic surgery to explain replacing a fired actor with a new one. But, even without those tried and true daytime drama tricks, if  “Guiding Light” used this story line, it would defy belief. 

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How’d You Get Gone, Girl?

Movies: ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

There’s a small subsection of YouTube videos that recut footage from typically grim or self-serious films into coming attraction trailers steeped in the qualities of a near opposite genre. As works of comedic bathos, they are a peek into an alternate world of American cinema. “Jaws” becomes a Rob Reiner-style romantic comedy between man and shark, while “The Shining,” through clever use of select dialog and Peter Gabriel’s enduringly upbeat “Solsbury Hill,” becomes the story of a father and son reconnecting. 

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A Lie Is a Lie, Is a Lie, But When Is a Lie OK?

'The Farewell'

In the words of one of my favorite TV antiheroes of all time — Dr. Gregory House — everybody lies. It’s inevitable, even as we all pretend we do it less than we do. But can lying come from love? Can love make lying pure?

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