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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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Annie

The new version of "Annie" is fashionably artificial and not very well directed, but its unabashed good cheer is very welcome.

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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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Get Well Roger Photo Project

From Chicagoist: We created a Flickr set called Get Well Roger and uploaded some pictures of the charming yet goofy Chicagoist writers throwing out the “thumbs up” sign to Rog. But it’s not enough! So get out your digital camera or your cell phone and snap a picture of yourself flashing the “thumbs up” sign then add it to our Get Well Roger photo group (click on the Join This Group? link in the lower right then select Add To Group on your uploaded picture). When we get enough pictures, we’ll send them on to Ebert to let him know we’re all thinking about him.

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