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By Jeff Simon » Sunday, July 5, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about sex.Specifically, mainstream sex. Sex in the marketplace.What got me thinking about it seriously were two cultural products whose advent was in the past two... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 2, 2015

Looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve marches or fireworks? News Arts Editor Jeff Simon has some recommendations. 1. Book – “Sick in the Head: Conversations About... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Gemma Bovery” is an unusual film, not to be confused with the current Sophie Barthes adaptation of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giammati. (Note the different... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“I’m old,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator: Genisys.” “Not obsolete.” True enough. Color me shocked. As Shakespeare might have put it, I came to bury Schwarzenegger... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a writer’s movie. And thank heaven for that. This movie about outrageously film-smart teenage boys and a girl with leukemia is bursting with... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

Max the German shepherd is by far the best thing about “Max” the movie. As everyone knows, though, animals in movies (babies, too) are usually played by small litters of them, each individual... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

“The Wolfpack” is a horror film with a supposedly happy ending. But if you see this documentary, please consider just how “happy” that happy ending is. Pay close attention to the fate of... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is the moment in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” that convinced me to forgive anything else that might rankle from then on: A. J. Manglehorn is a locksmith whom people would call... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 18, 2015

Can an animated feature be too good for its audience? We’re about to find out. “Inside Out” is exquisite, one of the greatest animated films ever. Certainly, it’s the smartest mass market... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spencer Strasmore is having bad dreams about the Buffalo Bills.One player in particular, No. 81.In one game in which he was a defensive player for the Miami Dolphins, Strasmore and No. 81 collided... Read More

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