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Goat

Any discussion of toxic masculinity, or the ways in which brotherhood in all its forms can get twisted, is likely to be muted by second-guessing…

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The Age of Shadows

At 140 minutes, Kim sometimes loses the rhythm of his spy thriller, but he's such a confident filmmaker—and his leading man such a magnetic presence—that…

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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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My key central barometer

From Dr. Jan Richard Goldsmith:

I hope that you are soon well and recovered from your illness. Reading the many various movie reviews, while your review is not amongst them, has little to no relevance for me.

It is your review, and only your review, that has been my "key central barometer" for my deciding whether or not to consider seeing a movie for the past many decades. Therefore, from a rather self-serving prospective, it is essential that you get well and rebegin to write your movie reviews. That is how relevant your work contributions have long been to me.

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