A Life More Ordinary

Movies about losers — ahem, underachievers — comprise a delicious yet underrated genre. In films like Big Deal on Madonna Street, The Big Lebowski,…

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The Cove

The forthrightly activist but fun-loving documentary The Cove has a natural hero and reformed sinner in Ric O’Barry, a former trainer of dolphins for…

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Beyond the Great Wall

For U.S. fans eager to see the latest films from China (or India or Japan, for that matter), DVD has long been the mode…

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Back to school, samurai-style

Everyone likes a good revenge movie. They are tops on my list, especially old samurai flicks. The best ones take place after the warrior…

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The Stuff of Miracles

With a main character who can't hear, see, or speak, who must emote to the back seats without stumbling into a chair or into…

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Dolphins: They're Just Like Us

The forthrightly activist but fun-loving documentary The Cove has a natural hero and reformed sinner in Ric O’Barry, a former trainer of dolphins for…

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Getting Super High

China, India, Nepal, and Tibet all have obvious stakes in the world's tallest mountain. Adventurers from everywhere consider it their own. And who knows…

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Khan-Do Attitude

There aren’t a lot of live shows where you’ll see a musician hit in the nuts with a banana. Or watch a guy do…

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