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The Martian

The most surprising thing about "The Martian" is how relaxed and funny it is.



Cassel’s latest movie that smartly keeps his innate menace on a slow, low simmer, isn’t nearly as convincing or compelling as its star.

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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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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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