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The Good Dinosaur

A film that has some promising elements and which often seems as if it is on the verge of evolving into something wonderful but never…


The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl lacks an immediacy and vibrancy, as well as a genuine sense of emotional connection.

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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…


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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Genital Koons

When I first saw the green penis right in the middle of the Fifth Anniversary Issue of The New York Times Style Magazine, I wonder who thought they were getting away with something. Then I saw the credit at the bottom of the cover: "Artwork by Jeff Koons." That explains it. (Detail below...)


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