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Max Moran


‘Handmaiden’ driven by complex characters

In English-speaking countries, South Korean director Park Chan-Wook’s latest film is called “The Handmaiden.” In Korea, it’s called “Agassi,” which is a polite term for a young woman, often translated as “lady.” The Korean title captures much more of what Park’s latest masterpiece is really about: femininity, etiquette, tenderness and its absence.

Comedians struggle with Fall Fest crowd

Here’s a challenge: how do you make a crowd of parents out with their college-aged kids laugh at a stand-up show? Who’s going to crack up at a raunchy sex joke when their parents are sitting next to them?

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