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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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Unlocking the Cage

As its title suggests, Unlocking the Cage is a kind of advocacy journalism, not an attempt to weigh the cons as well as the pros…

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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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Video: Roger Ebert & David Stratton Discuss Film Criticism

In light of today being Roger Ebert's birthday, Lisa Nesselson's beautiful essay on the personal impact of Roger on her life for an Australian outlet, and even Tom Clift's recent recap of the Sydney Film Festival, we thought we'd share this great video also posted there in which Roger and David Stratton discussed film criticism in 1988. Check it out and don't forget to join us today at 2pm EST to celebrate Roger's birthday.



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