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Sinister (review)

Worth a look for Ethan Hawke’s crankily intriguing performance as a writer who places himself in a creative pressure cooker of a situation, but not for much else.

question of the day: What if we abolished the MPAA?

The latest fracas involving the MPAA — the board that rates films for release in the United States — concerns the indie Blue Valentine, which has received an NC-17 rating for its sexual content, which is actually fairly minimal and mostly not terribly, you know, sexy. The film does, however, feature an instance of a man pleasuring a woman orally…