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Citizenfour

Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie’s qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden, the movie…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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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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Cannes Flashback: France's Depardieu A One-Man Festival

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Flashback #3: France's Depardieu A One-Man Festival

One of the great pleasures of Roger's writing was his remarkable ability to make the reader feel as if they were sitting across the table from anyone he happened to encounter, whether it be a sit-down interview or, in this case, a coincidental meeting that left him and Chaz utterly delighted. Gerard Depardieu has rarely been more charming that he is in this droll vignette. I'm sure several flight attendants would agree.

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