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New on DVD: Kurosawa Freebies, Austrian Prostitutes, and the Plight of the Elderly

Toshiro Mifune in The Idiot, 1951 Akira Kurosawa would have been 100 this month and to celebrate the Japanese director’s posthumous centennial, the Criterion Collection is posting trivia questions on Facebook and Twitter and rewarding masters of Toshiro Mifune minutiae by giving away away a different Kurosawa poster, DVD, or Blu-ray disc every weekday in […]

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Madam, I’m Adam

In this week’s issue, Cliff Doerksen reviews Max Mayer’s romantic comedy Adam, with Hugh Dancy as a young man who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and Rose Byrne as the young woman who finds him attractive. “Like many films of its genre,” Cliff writes, “it’s less interesting as a movie than as a map of gender […]