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Cassel’s latest movie that smartly keeps his innate menace on a slow, low simmer, isn’t nearly as convincing or compelling as its star.

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"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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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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What is your favorite Scorsese Picture?


Martin Scorsese and a big gold pizza. (DGA photo)

In honor of Martin Scorsese's victory at the Director's Guild over the weekend, here's another poll using a different software application. This one's more compact: Just use the drop-down box and enjoy. When you view the results, you have to click your browser's "back" button to return here. This isn't an easy choice for me (probably between "New York, New York" and "The King of Comedy")...

What is your favorite Martin Scorsese Picture?

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