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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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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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