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Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads 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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Video Interview: Steve Coogan on "Philomena"

In this interview by film journalist Katherine Tulich, Steve Coogan describes how he explored a more serious side to write and star in the highly praised new film "Philomena", based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith. Played in the movie by Judi Dench it describes the remarkable journey this Irish woman undertook to find the son that was taken from her 50 years earlier.

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