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Keanu

Keanu is fun, and even sometimes outright hilarious, but it doesn’t live up to the skills of its central performers.

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Ratchet & Clank

At some point, the movie has to rely on the things at which it previously poked fun.

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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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CinematoGIFs: Living, breathing movie stills

Each of these astonishing "cinematoGIFs" (animated .GIF files) by Gusaf Mantel distills the essence of a cinematic moment into a living, breathing "movie still" -- an indelible moment preserved in time. Once you start gazing into them, you'll find it hard to stop...


Above: The apes and the monolith: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968).

Below: The tension of Travis Bickle, keeping his television perpetually balanced on the edge of smashing to the floor: "Taxi Driver" (Martin Scorsese, 1976).

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Above: Chewing up the scenery in the War Room: "Dr. Strangelove" (Stanley Kubrick, 1964).

Below: Cigarette burns: "Fight Club" (David Fincher, 1999).

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Above: Waiting for the elevator. Forever: "Eraserhead" (David Lynch, 1977).

Below: Light of my life, fire of my loins... The image that will never age: "Lolita" (Stanley Kubrick, 1962).

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Above: House of rain: "Solaris" (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972).

Below: On the verge of rebirth: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968).

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Above: Stasis: "L'eclisse" (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962).

Below: "All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain.... Time to die.": "Blade Runner" (Ridley Scott, 1982).

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Above: "Audition" (Takashi Miike, 2000).

Explore the full gallery here.

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Above: It's only a movie: "Peeping Tom" (Michael Powell, 1960).

(tip: @bournecinema)

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