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Amongst Steven Soderbergh’s singular skills as a filmmaker is his uncanny ability to read the market—a knack for predicting the course of cinema and preemptively adjusting his working methods, and the films he makes, accordingly. ...

How to Act Drunk

The unconvincing movie drunks, which range from forgettable to excruciating, are too many to number. But the few great drunk performances are worth interrogating, to uncover what they might tell us about drinking and being drunk....

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