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The Age of Adaline

Though it's hampered by rather bloodless lead performances, this story of an ageless woman and her two great loves finds its tone in its second…

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Little Boy

It’s meant to be a tale of uplift for faith-based audiences, but instead wears viewers down with a heavy-handed narrative, an overbearing score and voiceover…

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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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My dog Frances (1999-2008)

Ms. Frances Bean Farmer Albert Sinatra Dog (above, 2007) saved my life every day, from her adoption (April 27, 1999; German Shepherd mix of unknown age, from Seattle Animal Shelter) to her death from various illnesses October 27, 2008. She may have been as old as 12 or so. We saw someone in each other. Words can't... they just can't.

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