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John Wick

The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.

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Low Down

Preiss' movie does a consistently excellent job of explaining the lure of jazz, and the psychology of addicts, their enablers and their children without explaining…

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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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Laya Maheshwari

Laya Maheshwari

Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
in Mumbai, but often found elsewhere. His writing has appeared in
publications such as Film Comment, The LA Review of Books, Indiewire and
Hindustan Times. One day he aspires to write a one-star review of a
movie as entertaining as Roger Ebert's dismissal of "Mad Dog Time"