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The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Man is the kind of film that is so boring and bereft of anything of possible interest that it becomes infuriating.

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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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"Sita Sings the Blues"

We showed this inspired film at Ebertfest 2009. It ran into copyright trouble involving the old records it used. Nina Paley then sidestepped copyright laws by making the film a gift under Wikipedia's Creative Commons. It has found so many admirers that it's now #42 on IMDb's list of the 50 Best Musicals of All Time, right there between "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977) and "The Jungle Book" (1967).

 

My blog entry, Having Wonderful Time, Wish You Could Hear.

My review of the film, sharing some wordage from the earlier blog.

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