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Timbuktu

A work of almost breathtaking visual beauty that manages to ravish the heart while dazzling the eye simultaneously, neither at the expense of the other.

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Son of a Gun

Avery’s more than capable behind the camera, he just needs to be met halfway by his screenwriting, which dwells in overly familiar territory.

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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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Too big, too strong, too oily

From Keith Chircop, Malta (http://keithchircop.blogspot.com):

Regarding you mention of the giant biceps in your review of "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," this is just to let you know that Gregg Valentino's arms were a result of him injecting his biceps with oil (Synthol). Then his left bicep got infected and "exploded" as you can see in the disgusting photos I have attached.

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