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Focus

Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect is such a limp excuse for a horror movie that it cannot even get a rise out of a couple of kids…

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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's 1984 Fresh Air Interview with Terry Gross

Back in 1984, Roger was interviewed by Terry Gross for "Fresh Air," a relatively new radio program that was, at that early stage, only half an hour long and not yet a staple of NPR's national programming. It's a case of a great interviewer and a great subject. Though the interview is not currently available in Fresh Air's online archives, they graciously agreed to let us put up the complete interview. It's a terrific listen.

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