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The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe's directorial debut, a drama about a man trying to save three sons who disappeared at the battle of Galliipoli, wants to be a…

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The Age of Adaline

Though it's hampered by rather bloodless lead performances, this story of an ageless woman and her two great loves finds its tone in its second…

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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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