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Sleepless

A frustratingly not-terrible action thriller.

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The Book of Love

The feature debut of director and co-writer Bill Purple does not feature a single authentic moment. Imperfect would actually be a step up.

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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…

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"Boat Lift:" The 9/11 evacuation of Lower Manhattan

Narrated by Tom Hanks, this 11-minute film is uncommonly affecting. With all I've learned about 9/11, I was unfamiliar with this story. Thanks to my old Toronto friend George Anthony for this link.

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