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Cassel’s latest movie that smartly keeps his innate menace on a slow, low simmer, isn’t nearly as convincing or compelling as its star.

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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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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 Unloved, Part Ten: "The Village"

Scout Tafoya's video series "The Unloved" had to pull out a big gun for its 10th installment and there are fewer more polarizing artists than M. Night Shyamalan, and fewer more talked-about films than the film most people consider his downfall, "The Village." Mr. Tafoya is here to convince you that this film's historical reputation has been falsely earned. At least hear him out before you dismiss him. You may see this film in a whole new light.

Sequence 1-The Village 2-Carax from on Vimeo.

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