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Unfriended

Superficially, this is a horror movie, although its distinct lack of such important elements as mounting suspense and genuine scares forces us to think otherwise.

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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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The art of picking pockets

Go here for the New Yorker's article about Apollo Robbins.

Here's my Great Movies review of Robert Bresson's "Pickpocket."

Here's my review of the 1993 James Coburn movie "Harry in Your Pocket.

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