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Mortdecai

Not only is it a one-joke characterization, the joke is on the level of a below-average knock-knock joke.

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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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Reconstruction

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A young man named Alex sees a woman on a Copenhagen railroad platform and impulsively dumps his girlfriend in order to pursue his new fixation. Turns out the woman is married -- and to a well-known writer, at that. After a one-night affair, Alex suddenly finds that his old life has simply ... ceased to exist. What is going on here?

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