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Mark Asch

Mark Asch is the author of Close-Ups: New York Movies.

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Masaki Kobayashi Plays Hardball

Deep Dives

Masaki Kobayashi Plays Hardball

A noirish tale of closed-door dealings and systemic corruption, I Will Buy You is the anti-sports movie that feels most like baseball in 2020.

By Mark Asch

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Mike Leigh Meets the Cure: The Three-Chord Nostalgia of Career Girls

Songbook

Mike Leigh Meets the Cure: The Three-Chord Nostalgia of Career Girls

One of the most iconic rock bands of the eighties provides the soundtrack to this poignant portrait of friendship and lost youth.

By Mark Asch

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