Box office: Beauty and the Beast has the sixth-best opening of all time, while The Shack cracks the “faith-based” Top 10

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A tale as old as time set a bunch of new records at the box office last weekend.

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Review: Kinsey (dir. Bill Condon, 2004); Vera Drake (dir. Mike Leigh, 2004)

THERE are two ways to handle a highly controversial issue, especially when you are looking at the form that that issue took several decades ago, before our culture had settled into its current attitudes and assumptions. Two recent films, both of which take place in the post-war era, offer a stark study in contrasts between these two approaches.

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