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Visually striking and confident but frustratingly hollow in terms of character and narrative.

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Ballad of Narayama

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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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jim's ten best favorite movies of 2008: the movie

The best of 2008 in just under 8 minutes. Watch the movie, identify the images (all titles listed at the end). Some last only a few seconds, some for a minute or so. Coming soon: Shot-by-shot commentary (or, why I chose these particular shots for my tribute to the year's best favoritest.). And, of course, the second annual Exploding Head Awards!

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UPDATE: Here's the list of titles -- with genre assignments and home video availability:

1. "In Bruges" (comedy, gangster; on DVD) 2. "The Edge of Heaven" (multi-narrative drama; on DVD) 3. "A Christmas Tale" (comedy, family) 4. "Pineapple Express" (comedy, stoner/bromantic, crime, action, Ninja; on DVD/Blu-ray Jan. 6, 2009) 5. "Wendy and Lucy" (heartbreaker) 6. "Let the Right One In" (comedy, tweener love story, horror) 7. "Still Life" (comedy, romantic/industrial; on DVD) 8. "Chop Shop" (docudrama; on DVD) 9. "Shotgun Stories" (Southern Gothic; on DVD) 10. "The Fall" (comedy, Western/Eastern fantasy adventure; on DVD/Blu-ray) 11. "Che" (instructional documentary, with re-enactments)

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