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I love watching movies, but it becomes challenging during December when the year’s lengthiest and most ambitious films arrive all at once. By the time I’m done digesting, writing about and voting for them, I need a breather. That’s when I start reading, for pleasure, and watching vintage B movies—even while exercising. I’ll review some of the show-business books I read during the next week, but I also took a tip from The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane in his review of Killing Them Softly. He wondered why Hollywood had made so little use of George V. Higgins’ crime novels over the years, citing the current Brad Pitt film (which I caught late in the game,...

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