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You’d forgive most 90-year-olds for disengaging themselves from the ick and clatter of contemporary popular culture, but The New Republic’s Stanley Kauffmann, bless his heart, not only continues to review new films for the magazine, but has delivered a sporting appreciation of The Film Snob*s Dictionary, a book that (affectionately) pokes fun at him. “That paragraph made me wriggle and laugh,” writes Kauffmann of his own entry in the dictionary. “Gad, was my reaction snobbish?” No, Stanley, it wasn’t, and the idea of you at your age wriggling and laughing evokes welcome images of Jack Albertson singing “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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