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The Forgiveness of Blood: modern teens trapped by ancient idiocy

The new film by Joshua Marston, writer-director of the brilliant Maria, Full of Grace, is about a bizarre custom that has survived in modern Albania.  When a person is killed, a blood feud begins, and the relatives of the killer … Continue reading

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Best Recent Crime Dramas

We’re living in a good time for crime drama.  When I think of this genre, I generally think of The Godfather, Goodfellas, and the film noir of the 40s and 50s.  But there are some excellent contemporary ones.  This year, … Continue reading

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