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The Lion in Winter (1968) Directed by Anthony Harvey "Did the Channel part for you?" A film, yes, but also a towering, regal monument to the healing power of sarcasm and sniping, the things that keep us sane, from which life, dreams, are made. Intelligence curdles into bitterness and every smile is a box of knives in this most voluptuous Christmas film. The Lion in Winter centers on a never-better Katharine Hepburn, winsome in her venom,...
Office Directed by Johnnie To Opens September 18 It’s admittedly hard to make the 2008 financial crisis palatable to a large audience. Details about financial institutions shorting subprime mortgage loans leading to a bubble of poorly rated collateralized debt obligations start to vomit so many technical words that even this one sentence seems like a drag. Enter Johnnie To’s Office, a 3D musical that translates the emotional frustration of market failure through office gossip. Collaborating with some...