Author: Andrew Solomon Publisher: Penguin Random House Genre: Non-fiction, history of psychotherapy During the tour to promote his first novel, Andrew Solomon had a severe depressive episode. He was unable to function as a human being. It lasted weeks. Then he wrote a book about depression. His method is synthetic, aiming to unite the insights…

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Distributor: United Artists Director: John Glen Writers: Michael G Wilson, Richard Maibaum Starring: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, David Hedison Genre: Action, Thriller Rating: PG-13 We turn to another Bond movie that contains revenge: this time Timothy Dalton as Bond in Licence to Kill, a sober version of Bond in a grounded world and story. Grounded by…

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Distributor: United Artists Director: Martin Campbell Writers: Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Judi Dench, Izebella Scorupco, Famke Janssen Genre: Action, Adventure Rating: PG-13 This past month saw a “proper spy movie” sequel (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and a neo-Bourne attempt to start a morally ambiguous revenge-driven espionage franchise (American Assassin). So we’re going retro and…

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Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Marc Webb Writer: Tom Flynn Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate Genre: Drama Rating: PG-13 Is the highest level of natural talent a gift or a responsibility? Should gifted children be raised to maximize their potential or be treated like normal children? Is it better…

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Distributor: Focus Features Director: David Leitch Writer: Kurt Johnstad (based on graphic novel by Antony Johnston) Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, John Goodman Genre: Action, Thriller Rating: R Atomic Blonde makes a strong impression early on; it crackles with style and every actor delivers their A-game. But by the end of a bloated two-hour runtime, the…

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