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American Sniper

American Sniper proves the dictum “never count an auteur out” by proving itself as Eastwood’s strongest directorial effort since 2009's underrated Invictus pretty much right…

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The Interview

Opportunities at rich satire flatten out into Hangover dude-dope-doodoo jokes, where the premise is that there’s nothing funnier than watching over-privileged grown men act out…

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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.