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1/16/20
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Vic Berger’s done as much as anyone in entertainment to make life in the Trump era bearable. The magic he’s been able to work with existing video footage—deft edits, emphatic zooms, clownish sound effects—highlights unconscious absurdities as much as it does overt ones, resulting in some of the most searing satire of

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Helping to soothe the sting of Josh and Benny Safdie’s incredible Uncut Gems being shut out of the Oscars comes a new short from the creative team. The Safdies dropped the six-minute flick, “Goldman v Silverman,” on Vimeo on Thursday, treating us to a war between two painted street performers (played by Adam Sandler

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1/16/20
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There was a specific kind of kid in school—most often a boy named Cody or Darryl—who had a pet reptile. Usually, these pets were snakes and the child in question took great pleasure in showing off its fetid enclosure, warming lights humming in the corner of a bedroom that may or may not have had a water bed, and

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