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Beauty and the Beast

A sturdy and frequently dazzling version that should leave audiences swooning with delight.

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The Age of Shadows

At 140 minutes, Kim sometimes loses the rhythm of his spy thriller, but he's such a confident filmmaker—and his leading man such a magnetic presence—that…

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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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Comments are working (I think)

It's been days, but it appears that comments (and publishing) are now possible again. Apologies for the technical screw-ups. And if you got one of those ridiculous messages saying "Your text is wrong" -- I can't believe that the designers of ANY user interface would present that as an error message. Apparently, it had to do with those "secret letters" that some comment systems make type in to prove that you're not a webcrawler. But we don't require that kind of thing here at Scanners (yet), so why that cryptic message would show up is baffling.

No, it did not mean that anyone disagreed with what you wrote.

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