Books and Arts

Tarantino says his new movie is a tribute to spaghetti Westerns. What it is is ridiculous, prolonged, and nauseatingly bloody.

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Tarantino, Chained

The secret of Django: It's not that Quentin Tarantino goes too far. It's that he doesn't go far enough.

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The New Republic’s film critics on some of the best, under-appreciated films of 2012: Amour: Amour is as hard and bright as bone. The love it observes is intense, selfish, and nearly insane (these are the film’s greatest truths). – David Thomson, watch trailer The Deep Blue Sea: [Terence] Davies, who is now sixty-six and has made only seven films in his long career, has transformed the one-set [Terence] Rattigan play into a well-flexed film with imaginative lifts along the way.

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Writing about his obsession with art books in a wonderful little volume published this year—Phantoms on the Bookshelves—Jacques Bonnet says that “Images send you on to other images, artists to other artists, periods come one after another or echo each other, all with their cargo of art works.” And so it is when I think back on remarkable art experienced in the year just past.

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The Best TV of 2012

A round-up of the best of television of 2012.

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If the very notion of best albums seems dated in 2012, these make a case for the vitality of longform recorded music.

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Judd Apatow's "This is 40" exposes the pitfalls of autobiographical comedy.

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Apocalypse is everywhere on TV these days, from the zombie-infested horrorscape of “Walking Dead” to the post-technological wasteland of “Revolution.”

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What we can learn about the American spirit of from Santa's little helpers.

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Chastain's character has the depth and personality of a placard, but if you like World War II films, you’ll enjoy this.

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