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John Wick

The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.

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Low Down

Preiss' movie does a consistently excellent job of explaining the lure of jazz, and the psychology of addicts, their enablers and their children, without explaining…

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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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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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Falling in Love Again: Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich was born on December 27th, 1901.

"The most intriguing woman I've ever known." - John Wayne

Marlene Dietrich's "Blue Angel" screen test from 1930

Marlene Dietrich in "Stage Fright" (1950) by Alfred Hitchcock

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