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The Good Dinosaur

A film that has some promising elements and which often seems as if it is on the verge of evolving into something wonderful but never…


The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl lacks an immediacy and vibrancy, as well as a genuine sense of emotional connection.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…


Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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A conversation with Atom Egoyan


Atom Egoyan must be a wonderful teacher. (Photo by Roger Ebert)Egoyan on inspiration Egoyan on erotic scenes &nbspEgoyan on Amanda Seyfried Egoyan on Liam Neeson Egoyan on Ingmar Bergman and the essence of cinema Egoyan on preconceptions about actors Egoyan on film versus video as a medium Egoyan on the "tipping point" Egoyan on why we're uneasy seeing famous stars in sex scenes.

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