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Sleepless

A frustratingly not-terrible action thriller.

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The Book of Love

The feature debut of director and co-writer Bill Purple does not feature a single authentic moment. Imperfect would actually be a step up.

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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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Mark Caro: Get Well, Roger

Mark Caro, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, has a very nice item in his blog about Roger Ebert. Please check out the link at right.

Caro writes:

Here’s hoping this latest setback is just that – a setback – and that he returns, fully recovered, to his back-row screening-room seat ASAP. I know I’m not the only one who feels like a movie without an accompanying Ebert review would be like Buckingham Fountain without water or Julia Roberts without her smile. I guarantee Roger could come up with a better metaphor than either of those.

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