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V.19 No.47 | 11/25/2010

Culture Shock

The Holy Trinity: Turkey, Stuffing, Hand Art

Thanksgiving. It's the all-American holiday. A day of repose, a time to gather and reflect and celebrate violence by watching football.

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V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

Couch Potato

I Like to Watch (Instantly): Quills, Pollock

Notable titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world


Directed by Philip Kaufman

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Moyer, Pauline McLynn

Geoffrey Rush gives his usual bravura performance as the infamous Marquis de Sade. Confined to a madhouse in his later years, he uses a beautiful peasant girl (Kate Winslet) to smuggle out his scandalous writings. At first gleeful and naughty, the film eventually adapts a glum tone to drive home its anti-censorship message. Feel free to ignore that stuff and concentrate on the naughtiness.

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