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Logan Lucky

Watching it is like finding money in the pocket of a coat that you haven’t worn in years.

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Patti Cake$

The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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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 Favorite Roger: Tom Shales

"Dead Poets Society"

Why did I choose this review?

In my case, its a natural, because I regularly look up Roger's reviews of movies to decide whether I liked them or not. OK, LOL—but I certainly have looked up many of Rogers reviews.

I did so recently in fact with "Picnic" and then more recently with "Dead Poets Society." I saw DPS on TCM for the first time and thought "what corny, manipulative slop." Roger as you would assume said it much better—but I was delighted to discover he and I did agree on it. Roger was largely and bravely alone in Critic Land at the time; many reviewers were moved to tears, thrilled to the marrow, transported to Nirvana etc etc etc.

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