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Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal

Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal

Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal Neorealism was born in postwar Italy. By the mid-1950s, however, its greatest examples were made abroad. “Mandabi” (“The Money Order”), the second feature film by the dean of West African filmmakers Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007), is one. Filmed with …

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‘Heat’ and the TV Movie That Paved Its Way to Becoming a Classic

‘Heat’ and the TV Movie That Paved Its Way to Becoming a Classic

‘Heat’ and the TV Movie That Paved Its Way to Becoming a Classic ‘Heat’ and the TV Movie That Paved Its Way to Becoming a Classic Early in Michael Mann’s 1995 crime drama “Heat,” his protagonist destroys a television set. It makes sense in the context of the film (well, sort of), but it also can be read as a …

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‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song

‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song

‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song ‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song “There’s a lot of things I can say about ’87. Pro and con, mostly pro. But I’m not a speechmaker so I’ll do what I do best.” [playing “Sign o’ the Times”] “If y’all want to …

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‘Professionalism be damned’: Why Rocky IV is an Eighties classic

Fight face: Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV

‘Professionalism be damned’: Why Rocky IV is an Eighties classic ‘Professionalism be damned’: Why Rocky IV is an Eighties classic S ylvester Stallone staggered backwards, threatening to hit the canvas like a $28m sack of potatoes. It was spring 1985 and, in a boxing ring erected inside the 5,000-capacity Vancouver Agrodome, the world’s most bankable movie star had just suffered …

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Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open

Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open

Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open It’s never just about the food. From modest ethnic restaurants with dishes redolent of home to classic diners where the sever knows your name and has your order in by the time you’re seated, one of the most appealing item at restaurants …

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Review: A Classic Western Sheriff on the Other Side of the World

Review: A Classic Western Sheriff on the Other Side of the World

Review: A Classic Western Sheriff on the Other Side of the World Review: A Classic Western Sheriff on the Other Side of the World While America debates how it wants its television cops to look and act — or whether it wants them at all — the rest of the world is happily sending us theirs. This month alone we’ve …

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Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin

Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin

Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance,” Wilkerson writes. She observes that …

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Bryson DeChambeau Leapfrogs Matthew Wolff to Win Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau Leapfrogs Matthew Wolff to Win Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau Leapfrogs Matthew Wolff to Win Rocket Mortgage Classic Bryson DeChambeau Leapfrogs Matthew Wolff to Win Rocket Mortgage Classic Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. …

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‘Was It a Lost Psych-Funk Classic?’ It’s Khruangbin, Right Now

‘Was It a Lost Psych-Funk Classic?’ It’s Khruangbin, Right Now ‘Was It a Lost Psych-Funk Classic?’ It’s Khruangbin, Right Now There’s a lot more riding on “Mordechai” than any of the band’s previous releases. Besides the sold-out shows and critical acclaim, Khruangbin reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart in February, after “Texas Sun,” the band’s collaborative EP with …

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Cheaper by the Dozen stars dress up and re-create classic moments for charity

Cheaper by the Dozen stars dress up and re-create classic moments for charity

Cheaper by the Dozen stars dress up and re-create classic moments for charity Cheaper by the Dozen stars dress up and re-create classic moments for charity The cast of the 2003 comedy Cheaper by the Dozen have recreated select moments from the film for charity by dressing up and posing as their former characters. Stars including Hilary Duff, Bonnie Hunt …

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