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While watching Home, a comical animated spin on alien-attack thrillers with the usual tacked-on touchy-feely messages, I began to get bored as did the families…

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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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On the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Passing of Gene Siskel

Fifteen years ago, on February 20, 1999, the world of film criticism was forever altered by the passing of Gene Siskel, film critic for the Chicago Tribune and half of the legendary duo of Siskel & Ebert. Shortly after his passing, Roger Ebert appeared on "Larry King Live" to discuss the loss of a dear friend and colleague. As Roger did 15 years ago today, we take a moment to remember a man whose influence still resonates with film critics everywhere.

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