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The Blind Side

Lose-Lose: A Review of Tom McCarthy’s Win Win

How peculiar that Win Win, Tom McCarthy’s new film, currently plays in art houses while the much-derided hit The Blind Side was multiplex fare nationwide. Both films share the icky sense of removing a teenager from compromised circumstances entirely for one’s own ends as “the right thing.” Both, too, invite the audience to sneer and stare at individuals lacking in the protagonist’s privilege and power…