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Child 44

Child 44 is a fiasco by its own free will.

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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: Jana Monji

Roger's blog essay "Blackie Come Home"

Why did I choose this essay?

Roger's essay about Blackie and Ming brought back haunting memories and aptly described the emptiness that a beloved canine leaves behind. As children or adults, we don't forget, that void remains. As Roger expressed it: "I have an empty space inside myself that can only be filled by a dog."

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