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The Maze Runner

What’s intriguing about “The Maze Runner”–for a long time, at least–is the way it tells us a story we think we’ve heard countless times before…

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20,000 Days on Earth

In his music, he routinely celebrates/deconstructs his public persona: brutalizer, coward, agnostic, and wannabe deity. "20,000 Days on Earth" is accordingly not a biography, but…

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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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Ebert doing well after surgery

Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert is doing well after undergoing surgery Thursday related to recent cancer treatments.

His wife, Chaz Ebert, reports that Roger is now resting comfortably.

The couple released the following statement: “Chaz and Roger Ebert are grateful to everyone for the continued prayers and concern. The surgery went well, and the Eberts look forward to giving you more good news about Roger’s recovery in days to come.”

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