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La La Land

This is a beautiful film about love and dreams, and how the two impact each other.

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Jackie

There are two movies in "Jackie." One of these movies is just OK. The other is exceptional. The first one keeps undermining the 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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"You do not get that???????"

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Q. Today was a very discouraging day for me.  With a group of intelligent friends, I started watching "Annie Hall" at my home.  Unfortunately, as the movie started, people began talking.  This continued throughout the movie, much of the conversation unrelated to the movie.  Then there was the texting, the visits to the bathroom, the talking to the dog, and so on.  I considered walking away or saying something abrupt, but I didn't want to be rude.  That's truly ironic, as I've always considered talking during movies to be rude.

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"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict.

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