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Odds: Monday – Men kissing men, shootings, Kazan.

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Syriana, Syriana / At last they've got you on the map.We were going to post our thoughts on the New York Times Magazine movie issue, but we’re too poor of spirit and our computer keeps crashing. Instead, terseness:

Emma Garman at Radar has her Top 10 Man-on-Man Onscreen Kisses.

Charlie Amter at E! Online on the man shot and killed following a Pittsburgh screening of "Get Rich or Die Tryin’."

Janet Maslin at the New York Times reviews Time critic Richard Schickel‘s new book, "Elia Kazan," and essentially details why you should skip it in favor of Kazan‘s own "A Life."

Josh Tyrangiel in Time looks into "Syriana," the film for which George Clooney got fat (also written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, who wrote "Traffic," possible Oscar contender, but you don’t care about such things, do you?).

Stephen Farber at the New York Times look at "Syriana" and "Crash" and how their sprawling, ensemble casts and fractured narratives have been common elements in many indies this year.

New Film Comment up — online: Paul Arthur on "Caché," Jim Supanick on Morgan Fisher, Amy Taubin calls for a distributor (like calling for a cab, except much, much harder) to pick up Andrew Bujalski‘s (of "Funny Ha Ha") "Mutual Appreciation," Chris Chang interviewing Alan Bishop (compiler of "Ennio Morricone: Crime and Dissonance") and Chris Norris reviewing "Walk the Line."

+ Kiss Kiss, Man Man (Radar)
+ Pittsburgh Man Killed at Fiddy Flick (E! Online)
+ Assessing Kazan: His Life and Choice (NY Times)
+ "So, You Ever Kill Anybody?" (Time)
+ A Half-Dozen Ways to Watch the Same Movie (NY Times)
+ November/December 2005  (Film Comment)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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