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Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.

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A buddy film about overcompensating characters that seems to have also been made by overcompensating comedians.

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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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Video Interview: Ian McKellen and Laura Linney on "Mr. Holmes"

"Mr. Holmes" directed by Bill Condon and based on the 2005 novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" written by Mitch Cullin imagines famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes as a real man now retired looking back on the mysteries of his last case. Film journalist Katherine Tulich interviews the brilliant Sir Ian McKellen who plays Holmes and Laura Linney who plays his housekeeper.


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