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Listen to Me Marlon

A tour-de-force of editing, this is essentially a feature length film about Marlon Brando's life and personality, narrated by Brando himself.

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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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My Favorite Roger: Ali Arikan

Roger's review of "Frequency"

Why did I choose this piece?

One of my favourite reviews by Roger is his piece on "Frequency". You can see how that movie affected him so personally with its core gimmick: the ability to talk to someone who is now dead, and, more specifically, one's father. It's a solemn, lovely piece.

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