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All the Money in the World

The great Herman Melville once wrote: “money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?”  Melville made his answer to the question of what good money does very clear. Nothing but harm and misguided appetites, he said. […]

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The Snowman

It is often the case that a cinematic venture into a wildly popular novel goes striking awry, and Thomas Alfredson’s The Snowman is no exception. Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s internationally bestselling thriller of the same name, screenwriters Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini seem to have missed the mark of the novel’s original allure. A complicated […]