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Harry Benson: Shoot First

The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson’s career balanced depictions of the rich and famous 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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A gigantic owl wins a young filmmaker his visit to Cannes

By George Anthony

Maybe Simone Signoret was right after all. The title of her 1978 autobiography was La nostalgie n'est plus qu'elle était ("Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be".)

I remember her in twilight, sitting outside the Colombe d'Or, the legendary restaurant in her home village of St.Paul de Vence, clutching her shawl, hunched over like a little old French lady.

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