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Alice Through the Looking Glass

There is no magic, no wonder, just junk rehashed from a movie that was itself a rehash of Lewis Carroll, tricked out with physically unpersuasive…

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The Do-Over

At one point, I checked the time code on Netflix and saw that the movie had over forty minutes to go. I visibly winced.

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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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Click to enlarge this comic strip by Nathan Gelgud. Here is a link to Roger Ebert visits the set of "Barfly."A photo of us that day in the bar at Remembering Bukowski

Thanks to Wael Khairy, my Far-Flung Correspondent in Egypt, for forwarding this.

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