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Winter Sleep

The running time of his new picture Winter Sleep, three hours and change, suggests weight, but at it happens, this movie struck me as both…

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Mr. Turner

Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…

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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.