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Dead Reckoning

‘Strangers on a Train’ meets ‘Donovan’s Brain.’

Apr 18, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 30 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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Or is it odd? Perhaps it is, dare I say it, a conspiracy—a  conspiracy of Hollywood moviemakers and financiers and theater owners designed to convince all of us that the reality around us is an illusion! Why would they go to such lengths? Perhaps because they need to keep us from questioning their continuing insistence on charging us $6.95 for 18 cents’ worth of popcorn at the concession stand—and our willingness to pay it.

I think I need to go see some Icelandic art films for awhile.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.

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