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Winners And Losers

Winners And Losers “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Armstrong Lie.” The basic premise of “The Hunger Games,” the first volume in Suzanne Collins’s trilogy of young-adult novels, never made much sense to me. How could a totalitarian government keep its people down while forcing some of their children to …

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“Red Sparrow” and “Foxtrot”

“Red Sparrow” and “Foxtrot”  Silly foreign accents. Who needs ’em? If you are playing a Nazi in a Hollywood movie, say, you have three options. One, you speak German, and you are subtitled. Two, you speak in your normal tone, and your German identity is implied and understood. Then, there …

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