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The Congress

"The Congress" is a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when…

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As Above, So Below

It's that rare found-footage film with a strong premise, a memorably eccentric style, and plenty of energy to burn. It's also poorly conceived, and hard…

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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

Selections from Roger Ebert's Cannes coverage...

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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