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John Wick

The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.

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Low Down

Preiss' movie does a consistently excellent job of explaining the lure of jazz, and the psychology of addicts, their enablers and their children, without explaining…

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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: Cannes Film Festival Opens with Star-Studded Events

The 67th Cannes Film Festival has begun and Chaz Ebert is there to provide video reports throughout the event. The competition for the Palme d'Or kicked off with a great film from Mike Leigh, "Mr. Turner" and Chaz offers reviews of that film, along with "Timbuktu," "Red Army," and Atom Egoyan's "Captives." Shot by Scott Dummler, we also have some great red carpet footage, including the controversial incident that went down before "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Check it out and come back all week for more video reports from Cannes.


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