Ben Marcus

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Author and novelist, and Associate Professor at Columbia University's School of the Arts

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In 1991, actor Steve Martin wrote and starred in “LA Story,” a satirical romantic comedy in which a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter struggling…

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Five years ago the Chilean director Pablo Larraín gave us "Jackie," a fictionalized portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy during and immediately after her husband's assassination.

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The Netflix documentary “Found” follows three Chinese cousins, adopted as babies by very different American families. Thanks to DNA, the teen girls found each other.

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Every bookstore is haunted, and Louise Erdrich’s new book, “The Sentence,” is about one.

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"Cmon C'mon" is all over the place, like the 9-year-old at the center of Mike Mills's unusual road movie, but it's a special pleasure that manages to be simultaneously serious and…

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Paolo Sorrentino's "The Hand of God" is much less serious than it sounds, though far from frivolous.

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie, “Licorice Pizza,” is about growing up and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.

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In The Hollywood Reporter , Kim Masters and Gary Baum did a deep dive into the shady side of independent filmmaking.

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Tony Platt’s recently re-released book, “Grave Matters” digs into the Golden State’s dark history of not only massacring Indigenous Peoples, but later desecrating their graves and…

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