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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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Black or White

This racially charged domestic drama about a custody battle over a mixed-race child is painfully honest but also painful—and not in a good way.

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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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The November Man

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In this excitingly nasty but ultimately confused action picture, Pierce Brosnan plays a retired government hitman drawn out of retirement to untangle a global political crisis as only he can.

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The Dog

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A great documentary is at least half a triumph of people-watching, and this account of the true story behind "Dog Day Afternoon" is filled with astonishing people.

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