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Unfinished Business

The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.

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Chappie

The basic questions posed here are ones that have been explored in any number of films over the years, and Chappie brings nothing new to…

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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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Video Interview: Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson on "The Rover"

Australian director David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") offers a sparse and stark character study in his startling new film "The Rover," set in a menacing resource rich outback world where survival is brutal in a post economic collapse. Film journalist Katherine Tulich spoke to its stars, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, on how they constructed their intense roles and the challenges of filming in the simmering heat of outback Australia.



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