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Screen cap from Tan Anh Hung's lush "Norwegian Wood" adapted from wildly popular Japanese cult novel by Haruki Murakami

by Sam Juliano

Peter Lenihan’s John Ford series has launched with a terrific informative essay on the silent Just Pals, and will continue on every ‘other’ Wednesday, meaning the off week when Jim Clark isn’t writing.  Allan Fish’s challenging year-by-year consideration of the picture, director, actor and actresses also made it’s debut last week, and will be posting every Sunday until completion.  The past week saw two Top Tens by Maurizio Roca and Yours Truly, another list from Bob Clark on some highlights, a splendid review on the Iranian gem A Separation by Tony d’Ambra and another superlative installment in the “Getting Over the Beatles” project from Jamie Uhler.  Upcoming year-end lists will soon be posted by Jaime Grijalba and by Bob Clark.

The Giants beat the 15-1 Green Bay Packers in a pivotal NFC quarter-final game that has New Yorkers and New Jerseyites in a tizzy!!! This was one of the greatest games the Giants have ever played, and winning in Green Bay against such a great team will forever be in the annals. The Giants will be playing the San Francisco 49ers next week out in Frisco for the right to respresent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Go Jints!!!!!!

The Golden Globes were handed out Sunday night in Hollywood, with The Descendants, The Artist, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jean Dejardin, Michelle Williams, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer all coming out winners. (more…)

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