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Citizenfour

Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie’s qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden, the movie…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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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: Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan Discuss "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Joel and Ethan Coen's new film "Inside Llewyn Davis" works so well in large part because of the remarkable performances. As the title folk singer, Oscar Isaac perfectly balances comic and serious aspects of the character. And as Jean, who may be pregnant with Llewyn's child, Carey Mulligan captures a mix of frustration and exhausted love that makes their scenes together deeply moving. Katherine Tulich had a chance to talk to them about working with the Coens to capture the early '60s folk moment.

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