Dec 27, 2011

vol 128 No. 26

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In 2008, President Obama accused his predecessor of taking his eye off the ball—the fight in Afghanistan. But the case for a military presence in Afghanistan was already waning.
December 13, 2011

Shame

You might assume that an NC-17 movie about sex addiction starring the striking Michael Fass­bender and featuring rampant nudity and graphic depictions of various sex acts would have a certain erotic allure. You would be wrong.
December 12, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene

This first feature by writer-director Sean Durkin, a big hit at the 2011 Sun­dance Film Festival, centers on an enigmatic character with a minimal back­story. Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) is a 22-year-old who has spent the past two years living in a cult community in upstate New York.
December 15, 2011