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When Marnie Was There

It is filled with the luscious, beautiful 2D animation that we’ve come to expect from Ghibli, and if the storytelling sometimes gets a bit lethargic…

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Sunshine Superman

I found Jean Boenish’s philosophical musings less than persuasive. And I don’t think my fear of heights was the reason for my bias.

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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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Old Fashioned

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The Rewrite

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Ballet 422

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Seventh Son

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Outcast

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Hard to Be a God

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Timbuktu

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The Duke of Burgundy

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Strange Magic

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Mommy

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Little Accidents

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Medeas

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Match

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Beloved Sisters

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American Sniper

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Winter Sleep

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

(2014)

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Goodbye to All That

(2014)

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

(2014)

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Pioneer

(2014)

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Take Care

(2014)

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The Babadook

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Reach Me

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