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A Letter to Momo

Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames. Maybe…

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Cannibal

Visually striking and confident but frustratingly hollow in terms of character and narrative.

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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 President of Ireland eviscerates Tea Partiers as ignorant wankers

Higgins was at the University of Illinois when I was. This rant has gone viral with over 2,000,00 hits. Here is an article.

Plunging into a debate, he suggests Ireland has not yet been defeated by Political Correctness. And to the degree I know Ireland in the wake of several trips there with my best friend McHugh, it never will be. There are a great many ignorant wankers in the US who need to be called out, and a lamentable shortage of politicians with the balls to do so.

Thanks for the link to John McHugh, born and raised in County Sligo, educated at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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