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Focus

Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…

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Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.

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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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In praise of Don Cheadle

From: Richard Schauer

I had been wondering if I were alone in appreciating the work of Don Cheadle. It was not that long ago when watching a film with Don Cheadle in the cast I found myself saying that this guy's not bad. Then watched him become very good in the next few years. "Talk To Me" is on my list of "to see" films. Nice review.

Loved the line: We labor through life sweeping our memory ahead of us into the dustbin of oblivion. And I am one who does remember Arthur Godfrey.

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