'The Black Notebook' Shows Modianos Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

By Hans Rollman

Someday, perhaps, a virtual reality headset will achieve something like what Patrick Modiano has done here. 21 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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Had Akron went all-in on its simpler, piercingly authentic premise, it could have elevated itself into a truly singular film.

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Santa Clarita Diet offers a kind of Eat (People), Pray, Love, but this show has more bark -- and more bite.

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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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