Oz the Great and Powerful: Glinda's Crown Jewel Cookie Recipe

This prequel ushers in some razzle-dazzle just when we need it. What it lacks in the elegant song and dance lightness of the 1939 classic, it makes up for in moral complexity. And yes, I will say it and risk the eternal hatred of her legion of fans – James Franco’s Wizard is a more interesting lead than Judy Garland’s sweet and simple Dorothy.

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The Secret in Their Eyes: Buenos Aires Hearts of Palm Salad Recipe

This 2009 Oscar winner in the Best Foreign Language film category is a slow tango through a twenty-five-year-old brutal rape/murder that has obsessed an Argentine detective. As with that exotic dance step, expect to find sudden reversals and quick dips into the past, not to mention the rose in the teeth romanticism in the form of the beautiful judge who helps him.

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