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Guardians of the Galaxy

In many respects, “Guardians,” directed and co-written by indie wit James Gunn, and starring buffed-up former schlub Chris Pratt and Really Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster vet…

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Finding Fela

Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," about the legendary African pop star and political activist, feels like the rough draft of a very good movie.

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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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