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Life of Crime

While it doesn’t hit the highs of the very best movies based on Elmore Leonard’s works, it’s also far less slick and ingratiating than the…

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The Congress

"The Congress" is a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when…

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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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Roger and Gene Defend "Star Wars"

At Business Insider, Steve Kovach has posted a piece linking to SlashFilm, which found a clip from 1983 as their Video of the Day for last Thursday. It's a segment from "Nightline," with John Simon, then the critic for the National Review, attacking the juvenile quality of the "Star Wars" films. To respond, "Nightline" called on Roger and Gene. It's an amazing piece of television.

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