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  • In 1988, the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's do-you-like-me? note. A referendum, demanded by international pressure, offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Two sacred texts of the '50s proto-counterculture have escaped the rapacious machine of cinema adaptation for a half-century. One is J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, which probably only would have worked starring Salinger himself, and Jack Kero...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    In 1988, the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's Do-you-like-me? note. A referendum, demanded by international pressure, offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President Augusto Pin...

  • Although based on a prose Web serial by David Wong, the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, John Dies at the End feels remarkably like the work of a sensibility frozen at about 1996. Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes combat supernatural happenings...

  • I saw an opening-day matinee of Movie 43 at a theater where they hadn't bothered to put the title on the marquee, with a sparse audience composed entirely of single men, one of whom was puffing on a no-tobacco e-cigarette throughout. When...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    "It's hard to get these things started," says Walter Hill, dean of the American action movie, speaking to me from Los Angeles. "Action films are, by their very nature, more expensive than what are sometimes called, in the independent world, 'relat...