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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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Three things that could happen to you, too, right after seeing Lars von Trier's Antichrist

1) Despair, one of the Three Beggars, on one leg. (LVT ought to know that Despair is grey, not black.)


2) Lunch: Tube steak with just a splash of red.


3) Man in restraints. (Actually, this was earlier, but still...)

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