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Amy

Sometimes, it feels as if we are eavesdropping on day-to-day conversations rather than just hearing the usual litany of platitudes and regrets.

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Stray Dog

"Stray Dog" largely succeeds because Granik's technique complements her subject. Both he and the film are modest in their goals and cherish the value of…

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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: 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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