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The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees uses depression, cancer and suicide as manipulative devices to tug at heartstrings instead of offering even the slightest insight into the…

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Don't Breathe

Don’t Breathe gets a little less interesting as it proceeds to its inevitable conclusion, but it works so well up to that point that your…

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The Decalogue

On Kieslowski's "The Decalogue," now being released theatrically in restored form and soon on Criterion Blu-ray.

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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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Film history from A to Z...

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... in 7 minutes and 31 seconds: Think of this as the Opening Title Project. It's called "working title" by cuechamp, and it's a mesmerizing, rapid-fire montage of movie title cards, in alphabetical order, from silents to the present. It will only take a few minutes, but I guarantee you'll be flashing on subliminally glimped movie titles ("The Leech Woman") for days. Look for your favorites. Some of of my lesser-known faves that I'm glad to see acknowledged: "Accident," "The Brood," "Miracle Mile," Herzog's "Herz aus Glas" ("Heart of Glass" -- did I really see that?), the Sherlock Holmes picture "The Woman in Green" ... I'm getting dizzy. I'm going to have to go watch it again. I think I'm addicted.

WARNING: If you're a cinephiliac prone to seizures, procede with caution!

(tip: Dennis)

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