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The Maze Runner

What’s intriguing about “The Maze Runner”–for a long time, at least–is the way it tells us a story we think we’ve heard countless times before…

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20,000 Days on Earth

In his music, he routinely celebrates/deconstructs his public persona: brutalizer, coward, agnostic, and wannabe deity. "20,000 Days on Earth" is accordingly not a biography, but…

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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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