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Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads to…

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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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Bad form

I just learned from a reader that somebody has posted some of my Scanners comments about Jonathan Rosenbaum's "Bobby" review (involving his comparisons to "Nashville") under my name at Rosenbaum's blog in the Chicago Reader. I've written to Jonathan to explain that it wasn't me. I may take issue with what somebody writes, but I would never simply double-post my own stuff on their blog. If I had something else to say to them, I'd at least address them directly and write something original in their own comments section. Sheesh.

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