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  • Author: David Denby

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    1. New York Magazine
      , July 21, 1986, pp. 24-35
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      (5 Reviews)
      Survival in Auschwitz, by Primo Levi
      1. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
      2. The Reawakening by Primo Levi
      3. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
      4. If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
      5. Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi
      The New Republic
      , July 28, 1986, pp. 27-32
      1. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
      2. The Reawakening by Primo Levi
      3. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
      4. If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
      5. Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi
      New York Magazine
      , May 19, 1986, pp. 102-107
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      (Review)
      The Color of Money (1986 Film), by Martin Scorsese
      1. The Color of Money (1986 Film) by Martin Scorsese
      New York Magazine
      , September 15, 1986, pp. 56-61
    4. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Legal Eagles (1986 Film), by Ivan Reitman
      1. Legal Eagles (1986 Film) by Ivan Reitman
      2. The Manhattan Project (1986 Film) by Marshall Brickman
      New York Magazine
      , June 23, 1986, pp. 54-56
    5. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986 Film), by Richard Pryor
      1. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986 Film) by Richard Pryor
      2. 8 Million Ways to Die~~Eight Millions Ways to Die (1986 Film) by Hal Ashby
      3. Echo Park (1986 Film) by Robert Dornhelm
      4. Home of the Brave (1986 Film) by Laurie Anderson
      New York Magazine
      , May 12, 1986, pp. 128-133
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      (Review)
      Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 Film), by Paul Mazursky
      1. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986 Film) by Paul Mazursky
      New York Magazine
      , February 3, 1986, pp. 82-85
    7. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986 Film), by Leonard Nimoy
      1. Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986 Film) by Leonard Nimoy
      2. 52 Pick-Up~~Fifty-Two Pick-Up (1986 Film) by John Frankenheimer
      New York Magazine
      , December 8, 1986, pp. 106-108
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      (2 Reviews)
      Brazil (1985 Film), by Terry Gilliam
      1. Brazil (1985 Film) by Terry Gilliam
      2. Sharma and Beyond (1984 Film) by Brian Gilbert
      New York Magazine
      , January 27, 1986, pp. 55-56
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      (3 Reviews)
      Smooth Talk (1985 Film), by Joyce Chopra
      1. Smooth Talk (1985 Film) by Joyce Chopra
      2. The Trip to Bountiful (1985 Film) by Peter Masterson
      3. Trouble in Mind (1986 Film) by Alan Rudolph
      New York Magazine
      , April 7, 1986, pp. 64-68
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Platoon (1986 Film), by Oliver Stone
      1. Platoon (1986 Film) by Oliver Stone
      2. Crimes of the Heart (1986 Film) by Bruce Beresford
      New York Magazine
      , December 15, 1986, pp. 86-88
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Decline of the American Empire (1986 Film), by Denys Arcand
      1. The Decline of the American Empire (1986 Film) by Denys Arcand
      2. Marlene (1984 Film) by Maximilian Schell
      3. Half Moon Street (1986 Film) by Bob Swaim
      New York Magazine
      , November 24, 1986, pp. 80-81
    12. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Summer (1986 Film), by Eric Rohmer
      1. Summer (1986 Film) by Eric Rohmer
      2. Sherman's March (1986 Film) by Ross McElwee
      New York Magazine
      , September 8, 1986, pp. 70-71
    13. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Fly (1986 Film), by David Cronenberg
      1. The Fly (1986 Film) by David Cronenberg
      2. Manhunter (1986 Film) by Michael Mann
      New York Magazine
      , August 25, 1986, pp. 100-105
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      (3 Reviews)
      No Surrender (1985 Film), by Peter Smith
      1. No Surrender (1985 Film) by Peter Smith
      2. Sincerely Charlotte (1986 Film) by Caroline Huppert
      3. The Karate Kid Part II (1986 Film) by John G. Avildsen
      New York Magazine
      , August 11, 1986, pp. 60-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      Power (1986 Film), by Sidney Lumet
      1. Power (1986 Film) by Sidney Lumet
      2. Lady Jane (1986 Film) by Trevor Nunn
      3. The Best of Times (1986 Film) by Roger Spottiswoode
      New York Magazine
      , February 17, 1986, pp. 111-115
    16. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      My Beautiful Laundrette (1986 Film), by Stephen Frears
      1. My Beautiful Laundrette (1986 Film) by Stephen Frears
      2. Parting Glances (1986 Film) by Bill Sherwood
      3. 9 1/2 Weeks~~Nine and a Half Weeks (1986 Film) by Adrian Lyne
      New York Magazine
      , March 3, 1986, pp. 126-131
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      (2 Reviews)
      Ginger and Fred (1986 Film), by Federico Fellini
      1. Ginger and Fred (1986 Film) by Federico Fellini
      2. The Money Pit (1986 Film) by Richard Benjamin
      New York Magazine
      , March 31, 1986, pp. 82-83
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      (2 Reviews)
      Partisans of Vilna (1986 Film), by Joshua Waletzky
      1. Partisans of Vilna (1986 Film) by Joshua Waletzky
      2. 'Night, Mother (1986 Film) by Tom Moore
      New York Magazine
      , September 22, 1986, pp. 156-159
    19. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      'Round Midnight (1986 Film), by Bertrand Tavernier
      1. 'Round Midnight (1986 Film) by Bertrand Tavernier
      2. Menage (1986 Film) by Bertrand Blier
      3. That's Life! (1986 Film) by Blake Edwards
      New York Magazine
      , October 13, 1986, pp. 89-94