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Cartel Land

The film provides a fascinating, on-the-ground account of people struggling with situations that range from challenging to horrific.

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Stray Dog

"Stray Dog" largely succeeds because Granik's technique complements her subject. Both he and the film are modest in their goals and cherish the value of…

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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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Noah started writing about film in fourth grade with his review of "Driving Miss Daisy" for a Montessori school writing assignment (4 stars). Jumping ahead, he started writing a blog on film and politics, Reel Change, in 2012. Since then he has written for The Atlantic, Washington City Paper, Salon, Esquire, Film School Rejects, Think Progress, Movie Mezzanine, and others. Noah has also appeared on BBC and Fox News, and will lecture at the Smithsonian in February 2014. He still hasn't really figured out Twitter, but he's trying @reelchanger.