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Winter Sleep

The running time of his new picture Winter Sleep, three hours and change, suggests weight, but at it happens, this movie struck me as both…

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Mr. Turner

Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…

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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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