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Philippa Snow

 

On Circularity

This is the second installment of our “Home Movies” column by Philippa Snow, about what we watch when no one’s watching. Watched this week: Birth […]

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On Obsession

As a freelance film critic, I cope by allowing my already-solitary day job to merge with my relaxation time, watching movie after movie and TV show after TV show with increasingly little regard for quality or genre.

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“This Is the Girl”

If Lindsay Lohan is not and has never been two women sensu stricto, we might be forgiven for believing something different; twice now she has split herself onscreen, and twice the overall effect was of exactly what it was: one girl refracted, even though there were two names, two sets of clothes, two miens.

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Body Doubles

In “The Deuce,” James Franco—in what could have been the most Franconian casting stunt since he appeared on General Hospital as a performance artist called James Franco—plays twins.

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