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The Age of Adaline

Though it's hampered by rather bloodless lead performances, this story of an ageless woman and her two great loves finds its tone in its second…

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Little Boy

It’s meant to be a tale of uplift for faith-based audiences, but instead wears viewers down with a heavy-handed narrative, an overbearing score and voiceover…

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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 heart of the world and other organs: The singular cinema of Guy Maddin

Hank Sartin of Time Out Chicago, Guy Maddin and Chaz Ebert at Ebertfest 2009. • • •Guy Maddin's films look like no others I have ever seen, so why do they remind me of something? Why do they feel like I've seen them before? How do they remind me of memories I don't have? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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