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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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Time travel movies in a surreal universe

This animation is explained in this New Scientist article. I remain incapable of encompassing additional dimensions, and wonder if in fact they exist only in math. I'm assured they exist, and are necessary. If they did not exist, I would not exist. I Exist, Therefore They Am.

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This is where it gets me: The film visualizes Earth seen from Above in this brave new universe. IS there an Above? Where (and When) are we viewing it from?

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