Men try to escape from a balcony of the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 21, 2018, two-and-a-half years before the Taliban reclaimed the country. Gunmen stormed the hotel and set off a 12-hour gun battle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

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… that he who does good …

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“…cutting the viewer to the bone.”

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Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz on actor Tom Sizemore

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“… how the persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well.”

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