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Transcendence

"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.

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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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Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell is a Connecticut Yankee recently transplanted to the Deep South, where he's a freelance writer and editor. 

He is a regular fixture at Film School Rejects, Movies.com and Moviefone and has in the past contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, Fandango, Spout, Documentary Magazine, Cinematical and The Documentary Channel Blog. He began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. Since then he has received a Master's degree in cinema studies from NYU, where he concentrated on nonfiction film.

Regularly listed as one of the most notable writers on documentary, Campbell has also hosted and been a guest speaker on film festival panels and was a juror at the inaugural Doc NYC documentary festival.